Private hire vehicles

Private hire vehicles

A private hire vehicle cannot ply for hire or stand on a rank. Unlike hackney carriages all private hire vehicles must be pre-booked with a private hire operator.

How much will it cost to apply?

New application £340

Renewal application £285

How do I apply?

New application

Renewal application

Transfer of proprietorship (no charge):

Applicants must also produce:

  • the vehicle registration document (V5C) in the name of the proprietor/part-proprietor (or proof of ownership – i.e. a bill of sale from a reputable firm)
  • a current vehicle insurance certificate or cover note which includes the carriage of passengers for private hire
  • a current MOT certificate for all vehicles aged over one year
  • a completed vehicle inspection form issued by a Hambleton-based VOSA accredited testing station

Further information

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy

Vehicle incident report form

List of Designated Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles


Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

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