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Private hire and hackney carriage applications | Birmingham City Council

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Private hire and hackney carriage applications

New applicants

We are not currently accepting new applications for drivers unless applicants have already completed a medical and obtained a DBS certificate through our occupational health service.

Driver renewals

Please complete the driver renewal application form, via the link below, and submit your application with the relevant attachments (listed on the form) to licensing@Birmingham.gov.uk. You must include in the subject line of your email what the application is for e.g. PHD renewal and if you have one, the date of your appointment.

Existing drivers

If you have an expired medical certificate or DBS please complete and submit the driver renewal application below as this now requires you to make a declaration of fitness/no new convictions.

New operator applications

Please complete the Private Hire Operators Licence Application form, via the link below, and submit your application with the relevant attachments (listed on the form) to licensing@birmingham.gov.uk. You must include in the subject line of your email what the application is for e.g. PHO application.

Operator renewals

Please complete the operator renewal application form, via the link below, and submit your application with the relevant attachments (listed on the form) to licensing@Birmingham.gov.uk. You must include in the subject line of your email what the application is for e.g. PHO renewal.

Vehicle renewals

Please complete the vehicle renewal application form, via the link below, and submit your application with the relevant attachments (listed on the form) to licensing@Birmingham.gov.uk. You must include in the subject line of your email what the application is for e.g. PHV renewal.

New vehicle applications/transfer of vehicle licence

Please complete the vehicle renewal application form, via the link below, and submit your application with the relevant attachments (listed on the form) to licensing@Birmingham.gov.uk. You must include in the subject line of your email what the application is for e.g. new PHV application.

You will also need to ask your insurer to email us direct with a copy of your insurance certificate.

If your vehicle is a new or replacement hackney carriage vehicle not manufactured by LTI or LEVC then you will be required a certificate of conformity. This can be a scan if you have the certificate or an email copy from the manufacturer of the vehicle.

Please note new and replacement private hire vehicles must be younger than eight years (from date of first registration) when the application is submitted for licensing. A vehicle older than eight years will not be licensed. The age of imported vehicles will be assessed from date of first registration in the country of origin if that is earlier than the date of first registration in the UK.