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 application (5 years) - £435*
New application (1 year) - £140*
*Minimum £50 to be paid on initial application. The remainder of the fee must be paid prior to the grant of the licence)
Renewal application (5 years) - £415
Renewal application (1 year) - £120
How do I apply?
Amendment (no charge)
*not yet in effect (subject to consultation/approval)
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