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Private hire - operator licence

Last Modified July 01, 2016

A private hire vehicle can only be sent to a customer by a licensed private hire operator.

There are a number of conditions which an operator must adhere to and these are provided to every operator at the time of licensing.

If you wish to apply to for an operator licence, you will need to complete our application form and return it to us at the address below with your fee.

Do I need to live in the borough to apply for an operator licence?

No, you do not need to live in the borough in order to apply for an operator's licence, however the operating base address will need to be within the licensing district.

How much does it cost?

The licence fee is £300, plus £30 for every vehicle which operates.

Operators guidance

Operators application form

Operator conditions


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