Executive hire

2. Apply for a new licence

As a licensed executive hire driver in Stockport you:

  • must be over 21 and have held a driving licence for over 12 months
  • can only drive an executive hire vehicle licensed by us
  • cannot drive a standard private hire vehicle

Before you apply you'll need:

Once you've passed your taxi driver knowledge test:

  • we'll contact you to arrange an appointment to attend a taxi surgery session. You'll need to bring:

For your application you must complete:

To submit your application you'll need:

If you do not bring all the required documents to your appointment, there may be a delay in your application.

Cost of licence

  • £175 - 1 year
  • £215 - 3 years

Legislation and conditions

As a licensed executive hire driver you must make sure that:

  • your Medical Report of Fitness is submitted every 5 years. If you're over the age of 65 this should be submitted every year
  • a new DBS certificate is submitted every 3 years. If you subscribe to the DBS update service you'll only need to submit a new certificate if there are any changes reported by the DBS. Make sure your subscription is up to date or you'll be required to submit a new DBS certificate and your licence may be suspended
  • your DVLA Data Protection Mandate is submitted every 3 years
  • your name and address is kept up to date. This is a condition of your licence. You must attend a surgery drop in session to tell us if there are any changes
  • your telephone number and email address are kept up to date or you will not receive important updates. Email taxi.licensing@stockport.gov.uk with any changes