Melton Borough Council

Apply for a taxi driver's licence

We issue 3 year combined Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers Licences which allow a driver to drive ether a Hackney Carriage or a Private Hire Vehicle.  To apply you will need to



Before your licence can be granted, you will need to take the Local Knowledge Test for new drivers. This test is made up of three parts

  1. the first part is to test your knowledge of the legislation and our taxi licensing policy
  2. the second tests your knowledge of the town streets and nearby transport links 
  3. the third is a test of your knowledge of the Highway Code. 

Please email us to arrange a mutually convenient time to take the test.  The £10 fee for the test must be paid in advance and the receipt brought with you. 

We have produced some revision notes for the Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Driver's Test and you will also need to read the table of fares and policy


Fees and charges

Current licence fees are available in our licensing charges page

There are also the following additional charges: 

  • Medical cert (your doctor will charge you directly for this)
  • Disability Discrimination Awareness training
  • Child Sexual Exploitation awareness training. 
  • Knowledge test £10 per test

Changes of name and address, or lost licences

If you need to change your name or address with us or have lost your licence and need a replacement, there is a charge for this. Please see our current fees

Please send requests for replacement licences (specifying which licence is required) confirmation of change of details in writing via email to Licensing or by post to The Licensing Department, Melton Borough Council, Parkside, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1GH

Further details regarding the requirements on Drivers, Vehicles and Operators can be found in our licensing policy