Apply for a hackney carriage (taxi) licence or private hire licence
New driver applications
All information relating to how to apply for a hackney carriage or private hire licence is available in the guidance document. Please read all the information in the document before contacting the office to arrange a knowledge test.
Please call us on 0121 303 8442 to make an appointment to take the knowledge test. This will take place at our offices in Ashted Lock on Birmingham Science Park.
Knowledge training course for private hire applicants
Our Trading Standards team have developed an "Access to Knowledge" training course to help private hire applicants prepare for the knowledge test.
Once you have passed the knowledge test, please download the application form you need, complete it, and make an appointment to bring it with the other documents listed in the driver guidance.
- hackney carriage and private hire drivers application form
- hackney carriage and private hire vehicle application form
- private hire operator licence application form