Taxi Renewals

Driver renewals

Renewal application forms are sent to existing drivers two months before their current licence expires. These applications must be submitted one month before their current licence expires.

The application form will specify whether a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and medical are required. It will contain the usual requirements for photos, the fee and a copy of your driving licence.

If a DBS disclosure form is required it has to be submitted in person. This can be done either at the Civic Centre, Ashford or the Town Hall, Tenterden. Email appointments@ashford.gov.uk to make an appointment.

Driver renewal FAQs

What do I need to supply for my renewal?+

You are issued with the relevant forms two months before your licence expires. The application form will identify what you need.

When do I need to submit my renewal?+

This must be submitted at least one month before your current licence expires (one month after you receive your forms).

Do I need to submit my renewal in person?+

Only if you are required to submit a DBS.

I am struggling to get an appointment for my medical – can I submit this at a later date?+

Yes, this can be submitted after the other paperwork but this must be done before the current licence expires.

If a DBS disclosure form is not required all documents can be submitted by post to Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL. Please do not send in your original DVLA licence, a photocopy will be accepted.

Vehicle renewals

Please ensure your renewal application is accompanied by the following:

Applications can be submitted by post, by email or in person to the Civic Centre, Ashford or the Town Hall, Tenterden.

For new vehicle licences and transfers email licensing@ashford.gov.uk

Vehicle FAQs

What documentation do I need to supply with my vehicle renewal?+

You will need to submit the following documents:

You'll need to submit all documentation or your application will be returned to you.

When does it have to be submitted?+

At least two weeks before the current plate expires.

When will I get my plate?+

It will be posted to you once the application has been processed.