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A Private Hire Car Driver's Licence permits an individual to operate any Private Hire Car licensed by this Authority.

On 17 April 2019 the Licensing and Regulatory Committee introduced an pdf icon Overprovision Policy [70kb] for the grant of Private Hire Car Licences.

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.  

For private hire car driver or taxi driver renewals, those licence holders with a licence expiry date on or after 1 April 2020 will be unable to submit their renewal application to the Licensing Authority without the Certificate in Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Car Driver at SCQF Level 5.

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.

How do I apply?

Read our pdf icon Guidance on Applying [188kb] for information on the application process including details of:

  • How to lodge an application
  • Supporting documents required
  • How the application will be processed
  • The time it will take to get a decision
  • What to do if you are unhappy with the decision

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.

How much will it cost?

Please refer to our pdf icon 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.

Can someone object to an application?

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.

 

Book an Appointment

DVLA Driver Record

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  • Phone 0141 287 5354

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