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Operator Licensing

Anyone who invites and accept bookings for private hire vehicles are deemed to be a private hire operator. If you are acting as private hire operator in our area, you need to hold a licence granted by us.

We have adopted a policy and procedures on the licensing of private hire operators. These are contained in the Council's Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy which can be downloaded here

Applying for a licence

You can download a private hire operator licence application form here: New Operator Form

You can submit your application by email to You should attach your application form and legible scans or photographs of the supporting documents, including the receipt for the application fee, to a single email if possible. 

The fees charged in relation to applying for a licence can be found on our licensing fees and charges page.

Pay for your licence and any other licence related products

Paying for your licence and any related products can be done online

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