Apply for a Private Hire Operators licence

To operate a private hire business you are required to ensure you have a Private Hire Operator's licence.

A private hire vehicle must be controlled by a Private Hire Operator who holds a licence under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, s55.

If it is your intention to drive the private hire vehicle as well as operate the service you are also required to hold a private hire driver's licence.

Please note that all three licences:

  • driver,
  • operator and
  • vehicle;

must be held in the same district and therefore issued by the same authority. Do not apply for your vehicle licence until you have obtained your driver and operator licence.     

Apply for a Private Hire Operators licence