National taxi register

The National Register of Refusals, Revocations and Suspensions (NR3S) allows us to record details of where a private hire vehicle or hackney carriage licence has been refused, revoked or suspended. It also allows us to check new applicants against the register.

Why is a register needed?

This register benefits both passengers and responsible private hire vehicle and hackney carriage drivers as it helps tackle the issue of drivers making applications to different licensing authorities following a refusal, revocation or suspension. 

All licensing authorities in England are required to:

  • add details of any refusal to issue or renew a private hire vehicle or hackney carriage drivers licence application, relating to safeguarding or road safety concerns, to the NR3S register¬†
  • record details of any revocation or suspension of a private hire vehicle or hackney carriage drivers licence, relating to safeguarding or road safety concerns, on the NR3S register
  • search the NR3S register before issuing or renewing private hire vehicle or hackney carriage drivers licences

We, alongside other licensing authorities, will also be adding historic information on refusals, revocations and suspensions of licences to the register. Historic data will not be added if 11 years have elapsed since the date of the decision.