Private hire operator's licence

Public notice

We are currently consulting on the Local Plan Publication draft - from Wednesday 21 February, to midnight on Wednesday 4 April 2018.

Take part in the consultation

Apply for a private hire operator licence to be able to accept bookings for private hire vehicles.

Before you apply, read the:

Please note as of 3 January 2018 Disclosure Scotland will no longer accept applications for DBS checks for anyone living in England and Wales. Please contact the Disclosure and Barring Sevice either by email at or by telephone on: 0300 020 0190.

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.

Naming restrictions

Artwork for the company 'side plates' must be submitted to us for approval before we issue an operator's licence.

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