Apply for a private hire operator licence to be able to accept bookings for private hire vehicles.
Before you apply, read the:
New private hire operator licences
As all new 'private hire' applications are checked by our planning department, you must provide details of where vehicles will be parked.
If planning permission is required, applicants must obtain it before licences are issued.
Buying an existing business
If you buy an existing private hire business, you must still complete an application form and pay the relevant fee for a new licence.
Artwork for the company 'side plates' must be submitted to us for approval before we issue an operator's licence.
Private hire operator's licence fees
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Disclosure and Barring Service checks
For Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, contact the DBS directly:
- email: email@example.com
- telephone: 0300 020 0190