Taxi Licensing

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Download details of wheelchair accessible vehicles (pdf)

Newport City Council's Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy (pdf)  

New drivers

Download How to apply as a private hire or hackney carriage driver (pdf)

Apply online for a basic English and numeracy test

The next available Knowledge test is the end of March 2018

When we receive your application we will email you with details of where and when the test will take place. 

You must provide a valid email address and check your junk mail settings.

Before the test make sure you read:  

Existing drivers 

If you are an existing driver, you should receive a renewal application pack at least two weeks before your driver's licence expires.  

If you are a driver with a 3-year licence and you wish to make an annual fee payment please use the form below. 

Medical examination

New applicants must have a medical examination completed by a doctor (GP) who has access to all of the applicant’s medical history.

Applicants must pass the Private Hire or Hackney Carriage Knowledge test before submitting the medical form.

If the medical form is submitted before the Knowledge test is passed, you will be liable to apply for a new medical before the licence is granted.

Please discuss any motoring or criminal convictions which may result in the licence being refused before completing the medical examination as Newport City Council will not refund any medical fee.

Existing drivers will require a medical when you reach 45, 50, 55 and 60 years of age.

Applicants aged 65 years and over will be required to submit an annual medical and more frequent checks will be required in certain circumstances. 

Download the taxi driver medical report form (pdf) 

Vehicle applications 

Apply for a hackney carriage / private hire vehicle licence

Private hire operator

Download the Private hire vehicles operator application (pdf) 


Read the current licensing fees 

Download the Hackney carriage fees (taxi tariff) (pdf) 



Email or contact Newport City Council and ask for the licensing team.