Taxi and Private Hire Latest News

This page will be regularly updated with information for taxi and private hire trades in Mendip.

Please let us know of any news or events that you believe should be highlighted by emailing

When we need to inform you of changes in service/legislation, news or events we will text you, please ensure you tell the Licensing team of changes to your mobile number by emailing:

December 2019: Changes to how we check your driving licence 

Licensing use a company called Drivetech to carry out driving licence checks on our behalf with the DVLA.  

They have moved to an online system and no longer accept the paper mandate 'FP30' form, so all licensed drivers will be required to register on the new system in the very near future.  

We will text you again when Drivetech have emailed you the registration form, make sure you check your junk mail if it is not in your inbox.  

Please complete your registration as soon as possible, as failure to register could result in a delay in your renewal meaning you may not be licenced. 

We are aware of a small number of drivers who do not have access to email, we will contact you separately to arrange an appointment to register. 

A drivers guide has been created to assist you in registering: e-Check Driver Guide