Manchester City Council

Sign our book of condolence

Our hearts go out to the people of Halle in Germany, in the wake of the terrible attack on Wednesday 9 October .

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Taxis & private hire Become a licensed hackney carriage or private hire driver in Manchester

Before making an application, you must read information about:

There are five stages to apply for a new hackney carriage or private hire driver licence. If you provide the right documents and make payments within our timescales, it should take:

We’ll email you at each stage to let you know where your application is up to, if you need any documents, and where to get them.

Payments will be made at various stages of the process.

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