Taxi driver licence

Your council is responsible for licensing taxis and private hire drivers and vehicles and private hire operators.

On this page you can find the information and application packs you need to apply for a new driver licence.

For information and your rights on how the council uses your personal information please read our privacy notice.

Due to an increase in demand it is currently taking us around two weeks to respond to taxi licence applications. 

Fees

Please download the list of fees below.

How to apply

Download and complete the forms below. To apply for a driver licence you will also need to:

  • Hold a full UK DVLA Driving Licence

  • Pass a Group II Medical examination        

  • Pass a driving proficiency test 

  • Undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

  • Pass a local area knowledge test

We recommend that you read the guidance notes before you start your application.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact us.

Register of licences

We keep a public register of all licences issued and held within the Lewes district. Search online for details now:

Public register of licences and registrations