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Private hire operators licence

If you plan to operate a private hire taxi business, you will need to comply with the councils taxi policy requirements.

Application process

Application Process for Hackney or Private Hire Operators Licence [107KB]

What we need from you

Operators application [191KB]

You will also need to provide us with some documents and information.

We would usually request to see the following:

  • a financial reference / business plan to show us that you have sufficient funds to operate the business
  • a maintenance contract with a reputable garage for servicing the vehicle
  • evidence to tell us that the vehicle is no more than 4 years old
  • insurance documents to cover the vehicle and drivers for hire
  • MOT documents if the vehicle more than 3 years old