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Notice for licence holders, drivers and operators

Instructions for vehicle plate licence renewals, drivers badge licence renewals and operator renewals.

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For vehicle plate licence renewals, drivers badge licence renewals and operator renewals, please follow the instructions on how to renew in the email sent to you from the administration team, prior to your licence expiry date. A link to your renewal form will be included in this email. 

If you would like to apply to transfer a vehicle plate licence to a new vehicle, apply for a temporary change of vehicle, change the owner of a vehicle plate licence, change the registration plate number of a licensed vehicle, or apply for a new operator's licence, please email eps.support@colchester.gov.uk and instructions will be provided to you.  

With thanks from the Licensing Team.

National Register of Taxi Licence Refusals and Revocations (NR3)

Important information 

Taxi Policy

​Hackney Carriage/Private Hire driving assessment companies (should you be instructed by an officer to take a test): 

  • Blue Lamp Trust: Cost £87 
  • Institute of Advanced Motorists: Cost £75 
  • Diamond Advanced Motorists: Cost: £85 for 45 minutes or £95 for 60 minutes 

​Personnel Checks for DBS and DVLA checks

Medicals

To carry out your medical you can use: 

Group 2 Medical and Fitness to Drive form (PDF, 1.18MB)

Your tax responsibilities from 4 April 2022

As a new applicant for a driver's or operator's licence you should make yourself aware of your responsibilities in relation to the payment of tax.  The Council will be required, on renewal of your licence, to check that you are appropriately registered for tax through a tax check code supplied to you by HMRC.  If you cannot supply this, the Council will be unable to renew your licence.

Further information on changes for taxi, private hire or scrap metal licence applications from April 2022


Application forms

​New Private Hire Operator Application Form (PDF, 344KB)

​New Private Hire Vehicle Application Form (PDF, 42.7KB)

Hackney Carriage Change of Vehicle Application Form (temporary or permanent)(PDF, 40.2KB)

​Private Hire Change of Vehicle Application Form (temporary or permanent)(PDF, 38.4KB)

​Hackney Carriage Change of Owner of Vehicle Plate Licence Application Form (PDF, 127KB)

Private Hire Change of Owner of Vehicle Plate Licence Application Form (PDF, 37.6KB)

 

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