A Private Hire Car Driver's Licence permits an individual to operate any Private Hire Car licensed by this Authority.
If you also intend to apply for the grant of a Private Hire Car Licence please ensure you read the policy prior to submitting the application.
From 1 January 2020 no private hire car driver or taxi driver grant applications will be accepted by the Licensing Authority without the Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Car Driver at SCQF Level 5.
The Licensing and Regulatory Committee decided to delay the implementation of the Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver at SCQF level 5 as a requirement for the renewal of a taxi or private hire car driver's licence.
The position will be reviewed by the Licensing and Regulatory Committee by April 2021.
Information on training providers for this course can be found at https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/90017.html or by contacting the SQA on 0345 279 1000.
Read our Guidance on Applying [264kb] for information on the application process including details of:
Please be aware that all applications must be submitted, in person, by the applicant at our Service Desk. This is to enable us to carry out a right to work check under the Immigration Act 2016.
You must make an appointment to lodge the application using our .
Appointments are available Monday to Friday excluding Public Holidays. Read more about Licensing Appointments.
Please refer to our Fees and Charges [120kb] document for details of the current fees and accepted payment methods.
The application will not be accepted without the correct fee.
Any person can make an objection or representation against a grant or renewal application during the 28 day consultation period.
Read our guidance on making an objection or representation for more information.