Private Hire Operators
A Private Hire Operator Licence is issued to an individual or company that offers a service of pre-booking fares. The licence is issued for a period of 1 or 5 years. See our Private Hire Operator Guide (2020) (PDF, 322KB) for further information on our application and renewal process.
In order to apply for a licence or to renew your current licence as a Private Hire Operator, you will need to download the Operator Licence Application Form (PDF, 359KB).
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
It is the responsibility of a Private Hire Operator to ensure that appropriate planning consent exists for the operational address to be used for their business purposes.
Further guidance can be seen on the following Planning web pages.
Last Updated: 2 April 2020