Taxi driver licence

You need to apply to us for this licence if you want to drive a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle.

Contact the licensing team first to arrange a

  • suitability test (covering numeracy, literacy, map reading and local knowledge)
  • knowledge test (covering taxi licensing legislation and local knowledge)

Allow six weeks for a licence to be granted.

Licences last for three years and are specific to the person named on the licence.

For failed applications or other issues, contact the licensing team.

For complaints about taxi drivers, contact the person in writing then use our online complaint form if you need further help.

licensing team

Licensing, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ