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Private Hire Operator's Licence

Private hire vehicles and drivers may only be dispatched by a licensed private hire operator

If you wish to operate a Private Hire Vehicle you must either hold your own Private Hire Operator's Licence or you must work for someone else or a company that holds such a licence. The Operator's Licence must be issued by the same Council as the one that has issued the Private Hire Vehicle Licence(s), and the driver's licence must also be issued by the same Council.

From 01st October 2015 licences will be issued for 5 years.

pdf icon Private Hire Operator application form [148kb]

Last modified: 08 October 2015