Please read the guidance before you apply: Document Private hire operators guidance (PDF, 349.26KB) Forms and applications Document Private hire operators licence - new or renew (PDF, 712.98KB) Apply for a new private hire operator’s licence or to renew your existing operator’s licence. Document Application consent form (PDF, 112.06KB) Complete and send with your taxi or private vehicle hire application form. Document Operators statement for executive status (PDF, 132.78KB) Form to apply for executive status or to renew your existing status. Document Change your name or address (PDF, 150.31KB) Tell us that you have changed your name or address. Document Lost licence drivers badge or vehicle plate (PDF, 190.14KB) Tell us you have lost your licence, driver's badge or vehicle plate. Document Overseas travel notification (PDF, 101.89KB) Tell us if you have spent three continuous months outside the UK. Fees, charges and taxi fares For fees, charges and fares, see passenger policies and information. 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, request a licensing 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!