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If you are a licence holder or thinking about applying for a licence, you need to ensure that you are familiar with our Joint Taxi Licensing Policy.

You can also review our hackney carriage and private hire licensing fees and charges.

You may also want to review the Department for Transport Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards and the Institute of Licensing Guidance on Determining Suitability of Applicants and Licensees.

For more information on how to complete the section relevant to offences on the driver application form, please see this guidance to applicants on ‘protected’ convictions.

If you wish to appeal against points issued on your hackney carriage or private hire driver or operator licence, you will need to complete this penalty points appeal form and send it to us by email.

For details on how we use data relating to licence holders and applicants, please see our privacy notice for licence holders and applicants.

We share information with Thames Valley Police and other local authorities across Oxfordshire, in accordance with this Joint Operating Framework.

You can also review our licensing enforcement policy.

If you apply for licences as a company, you can use this authorised signatory form to confirm the persons who can sign application forms for your company.


If you require a medical, you will need to print out the medical examination report form and take it with you to your appointment. You will then need to ask the doctor to complete it for you. Before leaving the appointment, please check the doctor has completed the entire form correctly, including the front sheet. We often reject medicals due to them being incomplete.

If your GP surgery does not do Group 2 medicals, you can go to any other doctor registered with the GMC provided they have access to your full medical records at the time of the medical.

All new driver applicants require a medical. Unless there is an identified need for annual medicals, the next medical will be due at the age of 45, or for those aged over 45 it will be due five years from the date of the last medical. A further medical will also be due at the age of 65, then every year from that point.

For drivers who have diabetes managed by insulin or a sulphonylurea or a glinide, a full medical is required at the usual intervals determined by your age and any other medical conditions, and in additional an annual medical by a consultant specialising in diabetes will be required in accordance with DVLA Group 2 guidelines – for more details please see this annual diabetic medical form and guidance which should be sent to us once complete.

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01235 422556
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Vale of White Horse District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE