You can apply any time during the year, all private hire operators licences expire on 31 May. 

How to apply

You will need to:

  • meet the conditions of our private hire vehicle, operator and driver licensing policy
  • complete an application form for renewal/grant of private hire operator's licence.  The full application pack is not available online but can be requested from the licensing office.
  • make an appointment for an interview with a licensing officer. To comply with the Immigration Act 2016 the Council is required to check your eligibility to live and work in the UK. You will be required to confirm that you are able to live and work in the UK and that on request you will be able to provide evidence of this.
  • if you aren't a current licensed driver a Disclosure and Barring Service check will be needed, you will need to contact our licensing office for login details and pay the DBS fee