Apply for a new licence

A new applicant is someone who has never been granted a taxi licence by Liverpool City Council or someone whose licence has expired. 

The pre-application steps

Before you can apply for a new taxi licence there are a number of steps you must follow.

1. Produce a Certificate of Good Conduct

If you have lived outside of the UK for three or more months since the age of 18, you will need to show us an original Certificate of Good Conduct from the country or countries you lived in.

2. Get your DBS and DVLA checks

[Dependent on Personnel Checks having changed their online portal as it did ask for the name of the licensing officer who did the RTW checks in old process]

If you hold a full, valid driving licence for 12 months with your current address on it, you can ask Personnel Checks to do these checks on our behalf.

3. Pass the Liverpool Standard Part 1 

Once you have passed your DVLA and DBS checks you will need to book a place with one of our training providers.

4. Get a medical certificate

When you have passed your DBS and DVLA checks you will receive an email from Personnel Checks telling you it's time to apply for a medical certificate.  [Will Personnel Checks continue to do this? Should we add when you must produce this - i.e. when your application has been successful and you come to collect your licence]

5. Pass the Street Knowledge Test and get ID checked

Once you have passed your DVLA and DBS checks, and have Liverpool Standard Part 1 Certificate, you can book your Street Knowledge Test and bring your ID and Right to Work documents with you to be checked.

6. Apply for your licence

You are ready to apply for a licence when steps 1-5 have been successfully completed. Personnel Checks will email you with the link to the online application form.

Further information