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If you have still not received it, then it is likely that you have incorrectly entered your email address.
This could be due to the expiry of your medical or right to work status. Applicants with a short term DVLA driving licence will receive a licence to drive a private hire vehicle valid until the expiry date of their driving licence.
Try using a PC/Laptop rather than a mobile device and use Google Chrome rather than your usual internet browser.
The Council has no approved agents or third parties and any service provided to support applicants is not regulated or controlled by the Council.
The Council cannot provide information unless you have an application reference number beginning with WTP. If you have paid a third party to submit your application and have not received notice (by e-mail from I-apply) you will need to take this up with the third party.
If you have received a confirmation/acknowledgment e-mail from I-apply the application will be dealt with in the normal way.
To verify your identity and address, you must bring the following with you:
Your UK Driving Licence
and one of the following:
- Your valid UK passport
- Your EU National Identity Card
- Your Permanent Residence Card issued by the Home Office
- A current Biometric Immigration Residence Permit (The Photocard) issued by the Home Office
- A valid passport endorsed showing holder is exempt from immigration control which indicates there is no time limit on their right to stay in the UK
Renewal drivers must also bring their old driver badges.
Failure to produce the correct documents will result in you being unable to collect your Licence to Drive a Private Hire Vehicle. Original documents must be supplied.
If you do not have any of the documents stated above, guidance can be found here: https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/licences/taxi-licences/right_to_work_in_the_uk
If your immigration status expires prior to the expiry of the licence you have applied for (1 or 3 years), your licence and badges will need to be re-printed and re-issued until the relevant expiration date.
Applicants that require a medical/ DBS will be advised of this in their renewal letter/e-mail.
We aim to notify renewals at least one calendar month before the expiry.
However, please note we are not obliged to do this. It is the licence holder’s responsibility to ensure a renewal application is submitted at least ten working days before the expiry of their licence.
If a medical practitioner has refused to complete the medical certificate, it is advised to visit another GMC-registered medical practitioner.
You must bring in your DVLA Driving Licence and Drivers Badge as proof of ID, complete a form, then pay a fee:
|New Driver Badge (Each)||£2.50|
|Paper Licence Replacements||£1.00|
|Small Pouch (Holds Driver Badge)||£1.00|
|Large Pouch (Holds Internal Plate)||£2.00|
|Bracket Fixing Clips||4 for £1|
|No Smoking sticker||Free|
|Pre Book Sticker||2 for £1|
No. A log book or new keepers slip is required to apply for a Hackney Carriage/ Private Hire Vehicle Licence. A replacement log book can be obtained from the DVLA by completing a V62 form. If the vehicle is brand new we can accept a vehicle invoice.
Yes, the owner of the vehicle must supply permission of use letter stating they give authority for the vehicle to be used as a licensed Vehicle and they will not have access to use the vehicle for the duration of the license.
Private Hire Vehicle Permission letter template:
I (owner full name) give permission for my vehicle, Registration number (XXXX XXX) to be used as a Wolverhampton Private Hire Licenced Vehicle by (Applicants full name & badge number).
I understand I will not have access to use the Vehicle for the duration of its licence.
Yes. We require the LPG certificate on the submission of the application and the log book must state the vehicle is LPG.
If the vehicle is brand new with only delivery mileage maximum 500 miles, then no we do not require an MOT. On the application it does ask if the vehicle is brand new with delivery mileage. If the vehicle has more than 500 miles than yes, we do require a new MOT within 10 working days.
Yes. An MOT certificate, no more than 10 working days old, from an approved garage, must be provided when submitting a vehicle application.
We no longer take appointments for replacement vehicles, all operators/hire companies and individuals must make a new online application. They will need to ensure they submit a renewal application. They must ensure they provide their Private Hire number on the application, so we can identify it is a replacement application. The applicant/proprietor must be the same individual on the old and new vehicle applications.
If there is 6 calendar months or more remaining on the current vehicle we will treat this new application as a free fast-track and this will be undertaken within 2 working days but the application must be undertaken online.
We require an MOT certificate within 10 working days of the application, log book or new keeper slip and a valid insurance certificate for the new vehicle.
We will no longer calculate the charge on the day, if the vehicle is under 10 years old there will be a full charge of £135 and if over 10 years old and under 12 £299 for 1-year licence or £169 for 6-month licence – this payment is taken online.
If you wish to transfer you Private Hire Vehicle Licence to another Wolverhampton Licensed Driver please email vehicle.lic@Wolverhampton.gov.uk
The new keeper will then be issued with an appointment to attend Hickman Avenue alone as there are strict infection control procedures in place.
There will be a £25 fee payable by debit or credit card when you attend.
We do not need to see the vehicle for this appointment.
We will require a new Insurance Certificate and New Keeper Slip/Log Book in the new owner’s name, we require you to bring the original documents and drivers badge at the appointment also.
Only manufactured/factory fitted privacy glass is permitted. Aftermarket tints are not permitted and must be removed before licensing. Any other modifications will be considered on a case by case basis. You will need to e-mail your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes we can accept these.
Only Wolverhampton operators can have executive/exempt vehicles. Only certain vehicles on our fleet can apply for the executive license, please call through to check if the vehicle make and model qualify. The fee for this is £75 – additional to the application fee.
All owner/drivers must display operator permanent sticker signage at all times – they cannot apply.
No CCTV is strictly prohibited. Dashcams are allowed on the front and rear of the vehicle and MUST face outwards and not into the vehicle.
Only if they hold a private hire vehicle drivers licence with City of Wolverhampton Council and have the appropriate insurance. If you are unsure, please email email@example.com.
You must provide full details in writing to Licensing Services within 14 days. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org (for hackney carriage and private hire licences use email@example.com) or write to Licensing Services, Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1DA. If more than 14 days has passed, you should still provide details as soon as possible.
You can use your private hire driver licence to conduct journeys anywhere in the country, however, you must receive the booking from an operator licensed by City of Wolverhampton Council and complete it in a vehicle licensed for private hire by City of Wolverhampton Council.
We accept weekly, monthly or yearly insurance. Ideally, the insurance must have at least a minimum of 10 working days validity from the date the application was submitted. We do accept post-dated insurance – please note an appointment won’t be provided until on or after the start date of the insurance.