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Apply for a Taxi Vehicle Licence

All Private Hire and Hackney Carriage vehicles must be licensed with the council before they can be used for business.  

Walsall Council's MOT department is open as normal. COntact the garage at least four weeks before your plate expires.

Renewal Applications

The facility to make online New Vehicle Applications & Renewal Vehicle Applications is now available.  Please read the following important information then you can Apply further down below.

It is imperative that you allow good time for us to renew your online application, please bear in mind staff numbers working in the Municipal Offices are severely reduced.  You can return your old plate to us by posting it through one of the external letterboxes at the front and rear of the Municipal Offices if you are able to do so. 

All Renewal/New/Replacement vehicle applications must be submitted before you make a payment.

Please have your documents ready before you start completing the online application form.  Please ensure all relevant documents are uploaded before finally submitting your application.  We will accept photographs of the MOT Pass sheet, Compliance Sheet and Certificate of Vehicle Insurance, (please include the relevant schedule if the vehicle is on your fleet insurance).  If your vehicle requires proof of: LPG installation (to be checked against the LPG register), IVA / VCA Certificate, Calibration Certificate or LOLER Certificate, these will need to be attached to the form before submitting your application and proceeding to payment.

  • Complete the online Private Hire Vehicle or Hackney Carriage Vehicle form.
  • Upload the documents required (see details in list above).
  • Proceed to payment.

Once the payment is authorised, please make sure you wait till you are redirected to the main home page.  We are experiencing a high volume of VOID applications which can result in delays. 


Apply to Renew a Private Hire Vehicle

Apply to Renew a Hackney Carriage Vehicle



New rules on MOT testing for light vehicles

Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, cars and vans and motorcycles due their MOT from 30 March 2020 will have their MOT extended by 6 months.

This will continue until confirmed otherwise.

This will allow vehicle owners to continue to be able to get to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home or do essential shopping.

Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition and drivers can be prosecuted if they drive an unsafe vehicle.

We have published guidance for garages.

We've also published 2 guides for the public:

Guidance for MOT garages

The government has extended the requirement for certain businesses to close, but garages are allowed to stay open.

This is to make sure that essential vehicle maintenance and repair to keep vehicles, goods and key workers moving and safe can continue.

Contact us

Address: Taxi Licensing Unit, Walsall Council, Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP

Phone: 01922 653050