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How to apply

​​You will find application guidelines on the form, please read them before completing the application. 

Please note: we do not accept postal applications

Please complete the relevant form(s) and return in person to: 

Taxi Licensing Office 
Room 103
City Hall 
Cathays Park 
CF10 3ND 

029 2087 1134 
029 2087 1135 ​

Opening hours: 

Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 12pm and 1.30 - 4pm
Friday: 8.30am - 12pm and 1.30 - 3.30pm

Along with the application form, you will need to include:

  • A current full DVLA driving licence. This licence must have been held for at least 12 months
  • Four coloured passport sized photographs. These photos must be recent photographs, must not be photocopies and persons must not wear hats or sunglasses
  • Satisfactory proofs of identity including proof of eligibility to work in the UK – details of which documents you can use can be found on the application form
  • Your completed Disclosure Application Form (PDF 44KB)​
  • The correct fee.​

  ​​​​In addition, you will need to produce the following within 6 months of your application:
  • Evidence of having successfully undertaken the Level 2 BTEC course ‘Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver’
  • A pass certificate from the Driving Standards Agency’s Taxi and Private Hire Test Assessment
  • A statement from the DVLA explaining any endorsements or disqualifications that have been made on your driving licence
  • A medical certificate signed by your doctor that you are physically fit to drive a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire vehicle.

What happens next?

If your application and support documents are all satisfactory you will need to prove your knowledge of the Cardiff area and will be tested on this knowledge.

The test consists of a written and oral examination. Full details of these can be found on your application form.

If you successfully pass the knowledge test, you may obtain a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers Licence.