Taxi and Private Hire Driver – Updates

Licence renewals after 4 April 2022

All new and existing applicants applying for a Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Driver Licence or to renew a current or existing licence on or after 4 April 2022 must meet the new HMRC rules.

Medical form update

All new and existing applicants for the above licences need to be aware that we have updated our medical form. We are now using the standard D4 Medical form. Please be advised that we will NOT accept copies of the previous HDC Medical form after 4 April 2022.

Vehicle licensing

Adams Autos are open as normal. All vehicles are required to obtain a Certificate of Compliance as part of the application process.

Drive advice

The government has acknowledged that taxis and private hire play an important role, particularly in transporting key workers and there are currently no restrictions on those providing services. However it is important to follow guidance and reduce the risk of infection wherever possible.  This can be done by asking passengers not to sit in the front, and regularly disinfecting the handles inside and out, along with any surfaces people are likely to touch.

Driver renewals

To renew your taxi driver's licence, you will need to contact the Licensing Team by emailing Licensing@huntingdonshire.gov.uk and we will arrange a face-to-face appointment for you with a member of the Customer Services Team.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries about what documents are required at the appointment.

Please ensure that you have your appointment arranged in plenty of time before the expiry date of the licence.

This is not an exhaustive list and you should read the Policy and Conditions [PDF, 0.7MB] if you are, or intend to be, licensed by Huntingdonshire District Council for any purpose relating to taxi or private hire licensing.