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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 [121KB]

From April 2022, all Operators  renewing their Operator Licence must provide evidence to the licensing authority that the company is properly registered for tax with HMRC. Read about the new Tax Conditionality requirements here. [111KB]

What we need from you

Operators application [406KB]

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
  • insurance documents to cover the vehicle and drivers for hire
  • employers and public liability insurance