The Government has announced a package of measures and financial help to help those directly affected by recent storms

Households and businesses in Rossendale affected by flooding during Storms Ciara and Dennis may be able to receive financial help.

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Hackney carriage drivers

Renew an existing licence

To drive a Hackney Carriage you must have a licence issued by us.

  • The fee for a Hackney Carriage Driver Licence is £185
  • Each licence is valid for a period not longer than 3 years

Please read the Renewal Hackney Carriage Taxi driver Guidance Notes before completing the application form.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will be returned to you.

We expect all applicants to familiarise themselves with Council policies and conditions attached to licences. We expect that Hackney Carriages licensed by Rossendale will predominately work in Rossendale and applicants should therefore ensure that they have read and understood the Intended Use Policy.

All renewal Hackney Carriage drivers will have to complete and pass a Knowledge and Conditions Test if your licence expires after 1st June 2017. We will only renew your licence when you have successfully passed this test.

A mock test can be found below which gives you an idea of the types of questons asked and how the questions are displayed i.e. multiple choice.

Mock Knowledge and Conditions Test

Renew your Hackney Carriage licence