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Get a private hire licence

Portsmouth

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Steps to get a private hire licence

Step 1 - Read the Application Guidance

Read the online guidance for applying for your private hire licence.

Step 2 - Complete Enhanced DBS

The council will provide more information on how to complete.

Address: Licensing Service Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL

Email: licensing@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Telephone: (023) 9283 4073 or (023) 9283 4830

Step 3 - Submit References

Submit references from 2 people who have known you for at least 3 years and are not your relatives.

The council will provide more information on how to complete.

Address: Licensing Service Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL

Email: licensing@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Telephone: (023) 9283 4073 or (023) 9283 4830

Step 4 - Complete Medical

Get a medical check from your GP.
Remember to take along the appropriate form.

Step 5 - Complete Knowledge Test

The council will provide more information on how to complete.

Contact the council to book.

Address: Licensing Service Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL

Email: licensing@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Telephone: (023) 9283 4073 or (023) 9283 4830

Step 6 - Complete Driving Assessment

The council will provide more information on how to complete.

Contact the council to book.

Address: Licensing Service Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL

Email: licensing@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Telephone: (023) 9283 4073 or (023) 9283 4830

Step 7 - Complete Disability Training

The council will provide more information on how to complete.

Contact the council to book.

Address: Licensing Service Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL

Email: licensing@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Telephone: (023) 9283 4073 or (023) 9283 4830

Step 8 - Complete Drugs Test

The council will provide more information on how to complete.

Contact the council to book.

Address: Licensing Service Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL

Email: licensing@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Telephone: (023) 9283 4073 or (023) 9283 4830

Step 9 - Submit Application

The council will provide more information on how to complete.

Contact the council to book.

Address: Licensing Service Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL

Email: licensing@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Telephone: (023) 9283 4073 or (023) 9283 4830

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