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Taxi operators

We recommend you check to see if you need planning permission by emailing the Council's Planning Team at planning.applications@derby.gov.uk.

Fees‌ are currently charged per vehicle and each licence lasts for five years. Our licensing payments page explains what fees apply and how to pay them.

As from 1 July 2017, in order to ensure all individual applicants are ‘fit and proper’ to hold a licence we require:

  • a completed Private Hire Operator Application Form
  • an enhanced criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for each individual applicant, or individuals that form a partnership for new and renewal applications. For applications from a company for an operator's licence, a DBS check is not required. View the DBS guidance notes
  • a check on the applicants’ immigration status, including their Right to Work for individual applicants, and individuals that form a partnership for new and renewal applications. For company applications for an operators’ licence, an immigration check is not required. Download a list of Home Office Acceptable Documents

Disclosure and Barring Service criminal record check forms have a unique number and cannot be downloaded from our website. They are available from the Licensing Booth in the Council House.

Bring your completed application form, together with a completed DBS form, your relevant documents for your DBS check, your immigration status and Right to Work to the Council House.

You will need to provide all the listed requirements, if necessary, before a licence will be considered.

Our licensing payments page explains what fees apply and how to pay them.

As an existing licence holder you will receive a renewal reminder approximately three months before your licence expires. You will need to provide a list of vehicles and drivers that are associated with your operation at the time of submitting your renewal application.

Your licence will not be issued on the day of submitting your renewal. Please allow up to 10 working days for your renewal application to be processed. It is your responsibility to apply in plenty of time to renew your licence.

Before an operator licence is granted or renewed you or a representative of your company, such as director will need to have completed the mandatory safeguarding course. Please see Safeguarding Training Dates for further details.

There is no public register available for Private Hire Operators