Manchester City Council

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

Stage 2: application accepted, stage 3: DBS certificate & stage 4: application review

Stage 2: application accepted – payment required 

Once the officer is satisfied that all the paperwork is valid the application will be accepted.  

You will be sent a link via email to make the relevant payment on-line.

Stage 3: DBS process

From April 2018, we have a new on-line DBS application process, using a company called CBS, this means you are required to have a Disclosure Baring Service (DBS) enhanced certificate.

You will be given additional information about this new process, once you have submitted your application.

Stage 4: application review  

Once we receive the DBS certificate, an officer will review the information in the certificate and either: 

  • forward the application to the test team; or
  • advise the applicant that the application needs to be considered further by either the Licensing and Appeals Sub-Committee or a Senior Officer Licensing Panel. 

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