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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 can 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 other 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:

If you cannot access your GP to obtain a Group 2 Medical due to COVID, you can access a private company to do so.

Whether you are having a private medical, or you are attending your normal GP surgery, you must have a GP/Doctor Declaration completed to confirm whether you have met the Group 2 Medical Standards. The declaration form can be downloaded here:

If obtaining a private medical, the Doctor completing the form must have access to at least a summary of your medical records.

The D4 medical form (also used for bus and lorry drivers) can be accessed here:

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, so a member of the team can process your application. Email it to: 

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