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Driver Licence Renewal

Driver Licence Renewals

It is a your responsibility to ensure that you submit your application to renew your licence by the due date.  Whilst the Licensing Unit endeavours to send reminder letters for the renewal of licences, we are not required to do so.  If you have not received a reminder for your renewal at least one month prior to expiry of your existing licence, please download the appropriate Driver Licence Renewal Application Form and DVLA Disclosure Mandate.  You will need to telephone Customer Contact on Medway 337108 to request a DBS Disclosure form and this will be sent to you by post. 


Hackney Carriage Driver Licence

Private Hire Driver Licence

Private Hire Driver Licence for Home to School Transport Contract Work Only

DVLA Disclosure Mandate


Your completed application must be sent by post to the Licensing Unit at the address below and must include:-


Two full-face passport size photographs of yourself taken within the last 3 months.

Completed D.V.L.A. Vetting Form,

Completed DBS disclosure application and your original identification documents.  Guidance on the valid forms of ID that you will need to send with your completed application can be found on the DBS Website.

DVLA fee:  £5 - cheque or postal order (no cash) payable to D.V.L.A

DBS Disclosure fee - £44

Licence renewal fee - £160


Payment for the DBS and Licence renewal fees must be paid by telephoning Customer Contact on Medway 337108.  You will need to give them your Badge No, last name and first name as the payment reference.


If an application is incomplete, it will not be accepted and will be returned, so applications should be made in plenty of time. A completed and correct application must be received before the expiry of an existing licence. An expired licence cannot be renewed. If you fail to renew your licence you will not be able to drive for hire and reward and will be committing an offence if you are found to be doing so.  This could result in you being prosecuted.