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2020.03.23 – Information from Knowsley Council

This, from Knowsley Council…

"We have been informed that the Knowsley MBC Licensing Counter service has been suspended and the One Stop Shop in Huyton cannot accept paper applications for any type of licence.

All future enquiries and/ or applications for the renewal of any of the 5 taxi/ private hire licence types in the next three months must be via email to taxi.licensing@knowsley.gov.uk

DRIVER LICENCES:

Knowsley MBC is currently working hard to provide an online only service via email which will extend existing driver licences, on application, for an initial 3 month period. It has been determined that no fee will be paid for such renewal licences in the hope that this “breathing space” will allow for a more normal service to be provided in three months’ time at which time all standard rules of operation will be imposed and the appropriate fees will, at that time, be charged. When issued a with a three month driver licence it will be by email together with a cover letter which is to be carried in the vehicle at all times as the old expired badge must be displayed when working. The cover letter will therefore deal with enquiring officers and hirers alike.

VEHICLE LICENCES:

Vehicle Compliance test bookings with Knowsley MBC can be made via 0151 443 2300 with a card payment or via the existing online booking system (if you are registered for this service). Cheques and cash payments cannot be accepted at this time.

If the vehicle passes then testing will notify the Licensing Service by email and the applicant will download and submit via email and scans, an application form, proof of insurance and also the logbook. An officer will telephone the applicant from a with-held number and a card payment will be processed by pay.net. An email licence copy will then be sent to the licensee together with a cover letter which is to be carried in the vehicle at all times whilst the “expired” plate remains on show so as to deal with enquiring officers and hirers alike.

OPERATOR LICENCES:

These applications can be submitted via email application forms. If correct An officer will telephone the applicant from a with-held number and a card payment will be processed by pay.net. An email licence copy will then be sent to the licensee which is to be displayed at the operator premises at all times

OTHER NON-TAXI/PH LICENCES:

All future enquiries applications for the renewal of any other type of licence must either be via online systems or via email to DCRLicensingAdminTeam@knowsley.gov.uk

The Guidance Notes below give a fuller picture of what we are trying to achieve. The driver, vehicle and operator webpages will be amended as soon as is possible but for now I attach the relevant forms should anyone’s need to renew be urgent.

The Guidance Notes below give a fuller picture of what we are trying to achieve. The driver, vehicle and operator webpages will be amended as soon as is possible but for now I attach the relevant forms should anyone’s need to renew be urgent.

1. The Council will continue to accept new driver application (online only) but these applicants will be informed that there will be a delay in their applications being processed in view of the Coronavirus outbreak.

2. All renewal driver applications will be via email and drivers will have to provide all documentation via scans and will then be emailed a new licence. The drivers physical badge will be out of date but the paper licence which the driver will be given will be in date and a cover letter will be provided to explain to hirers about the badge. This will be for an initial 3 months and will be issued free of charge.

3. Renewal drivers who are due a DBS check will be unable to do so but will need to complete and sign a declaration saying they have had no criminal convictions since their last check before they are renewed. They will issued for an initial 3 months and it is hoped that normal service will by then allow for the submission of DBS etc. and the payment of the full fee once some normality returns

4. Drivers who are due a medical will be given a 3 month grace period but will need to sign a declaration saying they have had no new medical conditions since their last medical. It will be reiterated to the driver that they should assess their own health at all times.

5. Vehicle tests will continue to be booked on line and paid for on line. The driver will attend the testing station for their test and if it passes the test slip will be emailed to licensing and the vehicle licence will be issued by email following payment of the licence fee together with a cover letter which explains to hirers etc. why an expired plate is on show.


The following documents are attached if needed:
Download Vehicle Application
Download Driver Renewal Application
Download Driver DBS Declaration
Download Driver Medical Declaration