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Application for a grant or renewal of taxi or private hire car drivers licence

Taxi driver's licence

Anyone wishing to drive a taxi (or a private hire car) must hold a taxi driver/private hire car's licence. West Dunbartonshire operate 2 zones;Clydebank and Dumbarton & Vale of Leven. Applicants must pass a knowledge test for the area in which they intend to drive before an application form will be accepted.

Applicants must have held an appropriate DVLA driver's licence for a minimum of 12 months.  

Applicants have to declare all previous convictions, whether spent or not, on the application. Once granted, a taxi driver/private hire cars licence is valid for 1 year.

Private hire car driver's licence

Anyone wishing to drive a private hire car (or taxi driver's licence) must hold a taxi driver/private hire car driver's licence. West Dunbartonshire operate 2 zones;Clydebank and Dumbarton & Vale of Leven. Applicants must pass a knowledge test for the area in which they intend to drive before an application form will be accepted.

Applicants must have held an appropriate DVLA driver's licence for a minimum of 12 months.

Applicants have to declare all previous convictions, whether spent or not, on the application. Once granted, a taxi drivers licence is valid for 1 year.