This page provides information for those currently working in the private hire and taxi industry or those who wish to start work as a driver or operator.  

Licence holders and potential applicants should ensure that they are familiar with the Council's Policy - Hertsmere Taxi Licensing Policy 2022-2027.  The below is provided as a general guide.  Current fees for licence applications can be found on this page: Licensing Fees - Private hire and Taxis

Applying for a new licence 

New applicants should read our applicants guidance document. You need two license to work as a private hire or hackney carriage driver - one for you to be the a driver and one for the vehicle you use.  If you wish to work as a private hire driver you will also need to work for a licensed operator, or hold your own private hire operator licence.

The process can be time sensitive and new applicants are recommended to wait until they are licensed as a driver before seeking to licence a vehicle. 

 Details of the process for each of these applications are on the following links:  


Existing licence holders 

Licence conditions

The following conditions will be imposed on all licences granted by the council:

Private hire driver licence conditions
Private hire and hackney carriage vehicle licence conditions
Operator licence conditions
Hackney carriage byelaws.