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Taxi (hackney carriage) and private hire licensing

Apply for a private hire operators licence

A private hire operator's licence is required to enable a person to accept or invite bookings for private hire vehicles.

How to apply

The first licence will last for one year.


  • The current fee is £223 for a new application

Renewal fees

  • Renewal for three years - £184
  • Renewal for five years - £305


Applications are only processed providing the correct fee has been submitted with the application.

Last updated Wednesday, 2nd August 2023

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