General information and applications for a taxi licence

1. Apply to become a licensed taxi driver in Stockport

New Taxi Driver knowledge test

Our Taxi Driver knowledge test came into effect on the 1 January 2018. The format changed from a written test to an online multiple choice test paper. Further details of the new driver knowledge test will be included in the hackney / private hire driver application pack. An example of the driver knowledge test format and questions are available at

The new online test includes a safeguarding section comprising 10 questions. This section is mandatory and requires all applicants to achieve 100%. If you wish to study this subject further view the Safeguarding Vulnerable Passengers booklet.

Pass mark for the test is:

  • Overall: 75%
  • Mandatory: 100%
  • Safeguarding: 100%

If you are interested in becoming a licensed driver in Stockport, all the information you need is contained in the driver application packs.

Application packs

There are three applications available, the hackney carriage and private hire application, the executive hire application (for drivers wanting to be licensed to drive executive vehicles such as limousines) and the assisted transport application.

Application forms and supporting documents