General information and applications for a taxi licence

1. Apply to become a licensed taxi driver in Stockport

Taxi Driver knowledge exam is changing

With effect from January 2018 the format of Stockport’s Taxi Driver knowledge exam is changing. The new knowledge exam will be an online multiple choice test paper which will be taken in exam conditions in a class room environment at Stockport Council. The first online taxi driver knowledge test is scheduled for 22 January. Further details of the new driver knowledge exam will be included in the hackney / private hire driver application pack . An example of the driver knowledge exam format and questions is available at

If you already have an appointment booked for the paper taxi driver knowledge test, you will be able to sit the old style knowledge test and will for a limited amount of time will be able to take a resit of the paper taxi driver knowledge test.

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