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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

  • Complete a private hire operators application form
  • The current fee is £223 for a new application and the first licence will last for one year
  • A subsequent renewal for three years is £184 and for five years is £305


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

Last updated Tuesday, 7th March 2023

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