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Private hire

We are proposing changes to our private hire vehicle, private hire operator and Hackney Carriage vehicle licence fees for 2021/2022. To see the proposed changes and get details on how to have your say visit the Taxi licensing fees and charges notice page. Comments must be received by Wednesday 10 February 2021.

Private hire operators

Anyone who wants to accept private hire bookings must be licensed as a private hire operator. By using a licensed operator, passengers can have confidence that the driver and vehicle are also licensed by us.

To operate a private hire vehicle company you may need to apply for planning permission to make sure that, if your business is run from home, it will not cause nuisance or obstruction to your neighbours.

See our Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Licensing Policy (PUB265445) for our set requirements before applying for or renewing your licence.

Email the Taxis team for more information.