If you make bookings for private hire vehicles you are a private hire vehicle operator and need to hold a licence granted by us. Information on the licence is in the Council's Taxi Policy which can be downloaded here:

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy


Applications must be submitted with all required documents as described in the Council’s Taxi Policy and proof that the fee has been paid. You can submit your application by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application forms can be downloaded below:

pdf Private Hire Operator application form (161 KB)

The fees we currently charge in relation to private hire operator licences can be found on our licensing fees and charges page