Wealden District Council

Vehicle Application Process

Once you are ready to licence your vehicle and you are satisfied that it meets the Council's requirements you should email the Licensing Support Team using the contact details at the bottom of the page. They will make an appointment for you to see a Licensing Officer who will inspect the vehicle and the required documentation.

You will need the following information at the time you contact us:

  • Hackney Carriage/ Private Hire Vehicle?
  • The vehicle registration number
  • The make, colour and model
  • The number of passengers to be licensed

After your appointment, provided your vehicle meets the requirements, your vehicle licence plates will be posted out to you. The internal (small) plate must be displayed inside the vehicle in a position it can be seen from inside and outside the vehicle. The external (large) plate must be affixed to the outside rear of the vehicle.

The application form is available to download and must be brought with you, along with the other required documentation to your appointment:

Or you can request one from the Licensing Support Team.

Applications for vehicle licences are generally dealt with within 5 working days.

Once licensed, we will normally write to you about 6 weeks before the expiry of your Vehicle Licence offering you the opportunity to renew it. You will need to complete another Vehicle Licence Application Form (pdf) 

You are reminded that it is your responsibility, not the Council's, to renew your Licence and if you fail to do so before the expiry then the vehicle will be unlicensed and you will not be permitted to work with that vehicle until its licence has been renewed. Details of how to make your renewal appointment will be included on your reminder letter.

If you wish to transfer your vehicle licence to somebody else during your licence period, then you must complete our Vehicle Change of Ownership Application Form (pdf) and return it to us within 14 days with the appropriate fee according to our Taxi Licensing Application and Fees page.

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