Private hire vehicles

COVID 19 update: The latest information and advice relating to licensed drivers, proprietors and operators can be found here:

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.


New application - £340 (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 - £285

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Download and return the appropriate application form to

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 completed vehicle inspection form issued by a Hambleton-based VOSA accredited testing station; and
  • a basic criminal record check obtained via (unless the applicant already holds a relevant licence with Hambleton).

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You can pay for your licence online right now using our secure payment system. Please select 'Licensing' from the left-hand side:

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