Failure to Surrender Driver’s License after Suspension, Revocation or Refusal to Renew

All Licenses issued to drive either a Private Hire Vehicle or a Taxi remain the property of the Issuing Authority at all times and must be returned to them when the Licence has expired and is not renewed or where the Licence is suspended or revoked.

Do I need an NIP (Notice of Intended Prosecution) for offences relating the Failure to Surrender the License?

No, there is not a requirement for an NIP for offences relating to this offence.


Fine up to £1,000.


This will be dependent on the facts of the case. Therefore it is critical that the full circumstances of your case are examined to ensure your case is properly prepared. If you face an allegation, we advise you contact us to take specialist legal advice.

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