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North Dorset - apply for a taxi or private hire vehicle licence

Our Taxi Licensing Policy is used to decide whether or not a licence is granted. 

Apply for a driver's licence

You'll need to provide:

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If you live outside of North Dorset you'll be required to undertake a knowledge test which is based on the geography of the district and the information in the taxi licensing booklet.

Apply for a vehicle licence

You should read the National Inspection Standard before you apply, which we have adopted as the required standard for any licensed vehicle.

You'll need to provide:

  • payment of £116 for a taxi licence or £109 for a private hire vehicle licence
  • the inspection report and MOT certificate from an approved garage
  • the insurance document for the vehicle

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We will only consider your application once we've received the relevant documentation and payment.

Apply for a licence to take bookings for private hire vehicle

You'll need to provide:

  • payment of £360 for a 5 year licence
  • a basic disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (not required if you already have a drivers licence with us)

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Licence fees

View the taxi and private hire licence fees.

Taxi fares

View the taxi fares and charges.

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