Private hire operators

Private hire operators

All private hire vehicles must be pre-booked with a private hire operator.  The contract for the hire of the vehicle is between the customer and the operator.  No person or company may accept private hire bookings without first obtaining a private hire operator licence.

How much will it cost to apply?

New licence (5 years) - £435

Renewal of licence (5 years) - £415

New licence (1 year) - £140

Renewal of licence (1 year) - £120

How do I apply?

New application

Renewal application

Amendment (no charge)

Further information

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy


Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

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