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
Start the journey
More info about the journey
Completed applications to be returned to licensing office, together with:
Your private hire operator's licence will be issued when all the relevant checks are complete.
If you would like to come into the office and speak to us about your application then please telephone us to make an appointment.