Vehicle Licensing

Information on the criteria that must be met by any vehicle to be used as a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle is contained in our Taxi Handbook.  The Taxi Handbook also contains information on how to apply for a licence to use a vehicle as a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle. The Taxi Handbook can be downloaded here:


Applying for a licence

Applications must be submitted alongside all required documents as set out in the Taxi Handbook. You can submit your application by post to

Licensing, Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY

or can be delivered to an officer during a licensing surgery - see more details on our licensing surgeries page.

The application forms for vehicle licences can be downloaded here:

Hackney Carriage vehicle application form

Private Hire vehicle application form

Vehicle Licence Transfer application form (new owner)

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