Please read the private hire operator's guidance before you apply. 


Private hire operator's licence (new or renew)
Apply for a new private hire operator’s licence or to renew your existing operator’s licence.

Application consent form
Complete and send with your taxi or private vehicle hire application form.

Operator's statement for executive status 
Form to apply for executive status or to renew your existing status.

Change your name or address
Tell us that you have changed your name or address.

Lost licence, driver's badge or vehicle plate 
Tell us you have lost your licence, driver's badge or vehicle plate.

Overseas travel notification
Tell us if you have spent three continuous months outside the UK.

Fees, charges and taxi fares

Taxi and private hire licence fees and charges
A list of all fees and charges.

Taxi fares table
Tariffs and additional charges.

When you will hear from us 

Timescales for processing your licence application
If you have submitted an application for a taxi or private hire licence, the processing timeframe is 30 working days from the date the application is deemed valid. An application is valid once all supporting documents are correctly submitted and payment is made.

How to contact us

If you need to speak to a member of the licensing team please request a phone call.  

Please do not come to the Civic Centre without an appointment.

Child sexual exploitation

Taxi drivers are often the eyes and ears within our community and you may spot the signs of a child or vulnerable adult.

You will need to complete an online course. On behalf of Barnardo’s thank you! 

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