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Get a private hire licence


Learn how to get your private hire licence with ease through our free Ignition Programme.

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Steps to get a private hire licence

Step 1 - Complete DBS

Formerly known as a CRB check, this is conducted by Personnel Checks and must be paid for over the phone by calling 01254 355688. After you have paid the fee, take your driving licence, passport, and a proof of current address (e.g. recent utility bill or bank statement) to the Stockport licensing office.

Your DBS will expire after 28 days if you don’t subscribe to the update service.

Council address: Stopford House, Piccadilly, Stockport, SK1 3XE

Step 2 - Complete the Driving Test

This test checks your driving ability, and is carried out by an approved third-party company on behalf of the council. Although it is not a DVSA test, it is very similar to the standard driving test completed by those getting a UK driving licence for the first time.

The driving test must be done before the knowledge test and the certificate is valid for 6 months.

Book your driving test via the council.

Step 3 - Get Medical Check

You need to complete a Group 2 Medical Check to demonstrate you are fit to drive. This can be completed by the applicant’s own GP or one who has access to your full medical history and records. Prices vary by practice and the Medical Examination will expire after 28 days.

Fill out the form and take it to your examination.

Step 4 - Submit Application

Book an appointment to submit your application in person to Stockport Council. You will need to bring with you:

Your application may be delayed If you haven’t completed all forms at the time of your appointment.

Step 5 - Complete Knowledge Test

This test will check your understanding of Stockport’s roads, districts, and places of interest. Book the test with the licensing office.

Step 6 - Collect Badge

Collect badge once notified by council.

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