Taxi Licensing

Nottingham City Council licenses Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles and Drivers who work within the City boundary.

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Services) Application forms

All drivers must be enhanced DBS checked every year with effect from 1 January 2016.

Information on how to register for the online DBS update service

Alternatively, a driver may apply annually for a DBS check by completing and submitting the DBS form and supporting evidence with the fee of £44.00 to the Licensing Office. 

DBS forms are available from the Licensing Office.

Please note that the DBS application form, once completed, must be submitted in person to the Licensing Office together with the supporting methods of identification.

Please note it is the driver's or applicant's responsibility to ensure that an annual dbs check is recorded with the licensing office as failure to do so will result in suspension of licence until such time as a dbs check is carried out.

The Data Controller is Nottingham City Council and we are responsible for the collection and processing of your personal information.

Processing includes the organisation, retrieval, consultation, use and deletion or destruction of information and its disclosure to other agencies. The information you provide will be processed mainly in connection with the administration of Taxi Licensing or in pursuance of any other legitimate interest held by the Council. Your personal information may however, be processed by other Council services where appropriate to facilitate the provision of services in respect of any of the Council's activities including (but not limited to) Benefits and Council Tax, to verify data accuracy, housing, environmental health and care services. There may be a need to share with external partners and organisations e.g. health and other local authorities or information may be used in the prevention and detection of fraud or crime and for auditing purposes.

One aspect of the sharing with external partners referred to above is that information about applicants may be shared with other Government agencies.

A full list of what information we control and process and for what purposes is set out in the Council's data protection notifications filed annually with the Information Commissioner.

All information collected will be processed and held securely under the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Further information on data protection and how the Council uses and shares information.

Useful Links

Make a Complaint about a Licensed Vehicle or a Driver

Enforcement, Convictions and Fitness Policy

The Policy was approved at the Regulatory and Appeals Committee meeting on the 6 September 2016.

Taxi & Private Hire Engagement Policy

Contact Us

Commercial & Operations Licensing Central Police Station Byron House Maid Marian Way Nottingham NG1 6HS Opening Hours The office is open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:50pm taxi.licensing@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Tel: 0115 915 6571

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