Private Hire Operators

All Private Hire Operator applications must be submitted to


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.

If you would like to apply for an Operator Licence or renew an existing licence you will need to make an application using the link below:

Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will be rejected.

Planning Permission

It is the responsibility of a Private Hire Operator to ensure that appropriate planning permission exists for the operational address to be used for their business purposes.

By submitting an application, applicants confirm that they understand that their operating address may need planning permission or a lawful development certificate, and are responsible for obtaining this.

Further guidance can be seen on the following Planning web pages.