From June 2016 drivers can apply for the following licences:

  • Dual Licence (Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver's Licence)
  • Private Hire Driver's Licence

Hackney Carriage Drivers

Hackney Carriage Driver's have to pass a more stringent knowledge test and therefore will automatically be entitled to a Dual Licence on their next renewal date. This will enable them to drive either hackney carriages or private hire vehicles that have been licensed by North West Leicestershire District Council.

If a driver requires a Dual Licence before the expiry of their current Hackney Carriage Driver's Licence then they can get a replacement badge by applying to us in writing, a badge fee will be charged.

No driver will be dual licensed until they are in possession of the correct licence. Should a driver be found to be driving without the correct licence they will be committing an offence for which they may be prosecuted.

Private Hire Drivers

There is no requirement for current private hire drivers or any future applicants to apply for a dual licence - they can remain as a private hire driver only.

However, if a licensed private hire driver wishes to apply for a dual licence before the renewal date of their current licence then they will need to complete a new Driver's Licence Application Form (PDF Document, 0.23 Mb) and tick the 'Dual' option. The driver will also be required to pass a Knowledge Test. There will be no requirement to pay for a replacement licence.

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Last updated: Fri 23 July, 2021 @ 15:08