A change in legislation has extended the renewal periods for Taxi/Private Hire Vehicle Driver Licences and Private Hire Operator Licences. From 1st October 2015 a combined Taxi/Private Hire Driver's Licence issued by Derbyshire Dales District Council will be renewable every 3 years (previously every year) and a Private Hire Operator's Licence will be renewable every 5 years (previously every 3 years).
The changes have introduced the following revised application fees for these licences with effect from 1st October 2015, after a period of public advertisement and consultation with the Taxi Trade.
Fees from 1 October 2015
Driver's licence renewable every 3 years
|Application for new or renewal of Combined Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver's Licence (Badge)||£160|
|DVLA Check (every year)||£8 (still required annually)|
|DBS Enhanced Criminal Record Check (required every 3 years)||£44 (plus £8 DCC admin fee) and £2 DDDC handling fee|
New Driver's Licence - Applicant will be required to pass a Knowledge Test
|Driver's Knowledge Test and Test Re-Sit||£28.50 per time|
|Private Hire Operator's Licence renewable every 5 years|
|Application for new or renewal of Private Hire Operator's Licence||£400|
- A Private Hire Operator will need a basic criminal record check, unless he/she is already licensed as a driver with the District Council and has a current enhanced Disclosure Certificate.