Applying for a Local Area Hackney Driver Licence

If you hold a local area hackney driver licence, you are only allowed to drive a local area hackney, and to accept passengers only in the specific area for which you are licensed. A local area hackney driver licence is valid for three years.

The application requirements are similar to those for a standard SPSV driver licence, with the following additions and exceptions:

  1. You must first hold a local area hackney (vehicle) licence.
  2. You must provide evidence that your application relates to the area for which the local area hackney licence was granted.
  3. You are not required to pass the SPSV Driver Entry Test.
  4. You may only operate within a 5-7km radius of the area for which your licence is granted.

The application form and guide for a local area hackney can be found here.