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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

  • An application form (Found HERE) must be submitted to the Licensing Section along with the appropriate fee
  • The current fee is £212 for a new application and the first licence will last for 1 year
  • A subsequent renewal for 3 years is £175 and for 5 years is £290.


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

  • Check current conditions


Last updated Tuesday, 15th May 2018

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