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3. Driver renewals

You can submit your driver renewal application up to 8 weeks prior to the expiration of your current licence. Applications must be submitted online by logging into your personal account. To access the webpage to log in to your account and make your application, please use the link below. If you have forgotten your password, simply click the “Forgotten Password” link on the page and follow the instructions.

As part of your renewal application, you may be required to update your documents or have other checks carried out, such as a new medical or a DVLA check. You can view when you current checks expire by viewing your current licence record on your personal account.

Please note: your DBS expiry date should be ignored if you are registered to the DBS Update Service. As long as your Update Service registration is active, you will not be required to apply for a new DBS certificate. 

If you need a new DBS, you can apply for one below here - TaxiPlus website

If you require a new medical you must take the D4 Medical Form and GP/Doctor Declaration to your appointment for completion. Both forms can be found here - D4 Medical form & GP- Medical declaration form.

All completed medical and declaration forms should be handed into the Licensing Office. A copy of the form will be taken, and the original will be returned to you. You can drop your medical form off during our opening hours which can be found on the main Licensing page.

We are no longer accepting email copies of medicals, due to issues with not receiving the correct information.

When you have submitted your renewal application, you must email a copy of your DVLA driving licence to so a member of the team can process your application.

Once your renewal has been processed, you will be contacted to advise when you can collect your new badge and licence.

Breaks in Licence

The Council recognises that sometimes applicants may have a break in their licence whereby they do not apply to renew before their existing licence expires.

The Council affords existing licence holders a grace period of 7 days to apply to renew their dual driver licence after it has expired. Where a licence has expired and a period of more than 7 days has passed, the applicant must apply as a "new applicant". 

The Driver Awareness Training & Knowledge Test will not need to be re-taken where the break in licence is less than 5 years.

The Council has issued guidance on re-applications to assist applicants on the process and requirements. This guidance can be found here - Driver Re-Application Guidance