Taxi Licensing


From Monday 8 June 202, testing stations will re-commence new vehicle applications.

Please complete the new vehicle licence online form to submit an application.

Council offices remain closed and licences and vehicle plates will be posted to the licence holder.

We will continue to email the licence holder's operator with the paper licence for their reference.

Plates will be issued within five working days, please allow a further three days postage.

Licence holders must wait for the licence before commencing any Private Hire or Hackney Carriage contracts.

Deferred payments: if you have deferred payment for either your Private Hire/Hackney Carriage driver licence (badge) or a licensed vehicle, payment is now due and you can now make your payment.

Download Taxi and Private Licence Holders Covid-19 Guidance (pdf)

Advice to taxi drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Vehicle licence renewal applications may be made online.  

Licences will be emailed to you and when we're able, a paper licence and windscreen 'plate' will be issued.

You may continue operating and working with an out of date windscreen 'plate' during the coronavirus outbreak.

Please ensure that you provide the emailed copy of your licence to your private hire operator if applicable. 

If you do not renew your vehicle licence you will not be able to operate the vehicle as a private hire or hackney carriage vehicle.

Driver's licence renewals: we will email an application form to you to be completed and emailed back to us.

If your licence is due to expire and you have not received an email please email              

We will email your paper driver's licence and email a copy to your named private hire operator.

Once you have received your renewal paper licence via email you may continue working, using your out of date drivers badge during the  coronavirus outbreak. 

You will still be required to undertake a criminal record check and medical (if required) and make payment, but this will be undertaken at a later date.  

If you do not renew your driver licence you will not be able to operate a  vehicle as a private hire or hackney carriage vehicle. 

Drivers who have received criminal records checks should email a copy of the full document to

Please ensure you keep hold of the copy as we will be required to see the document at a later date. 

If required, drivers can pay the annual fee for the licence online.    

Keep up to date with COVID-19 guidelines and updated service information. 

We appreciate your cooperation at this difficult time.

Newport City Council's Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy (pdf) 

Hackney carriage and private hire licences: 


View the current licensing fees.

Download the Hackney carriage fees (taxi tariff) (pdf)



Email or contact Newport City Council and ask for the licensing team. 

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