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How to apply for a Private Hire Car Licence

A Private Hire Car Licence is required to operate a private hire car licensed by this Authority.

Overprovision Policy

On 17 April 2019 the Licensing and Regulatory Committee introduced an pdf icon Overprovision Policy [70kb] for the grant of Private Hire Car Licences.

If you intend to apply for the grant of a Private Hire Car Licence please ensure read the policy prior to submitting the application.

How do I apply?

Read our word icon guidance on applying [65kb] for information on the application process including details of:

  • How to lodge an application
  • Supporting documents required
  • How the application will be processed
  • The time it will take to get a decision
  • What to do if you are unhappy with the decision

If you plan to submit your application at our Service Desk, you must make an appointment using our online booking system.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday excluding Public Holidays.  Read more about Licensing Appointments.

How much will it cost?

Please refer to our pdf icon Fees and Charges [120kb] document for details of the current fees and accepted payment methods.

The application will not be accepted without the correct fee.

Can someone object to an application?

Any person can make an objection or representation against a grant or renewal application during the 28 day consultation period. 

Read our guidance on making an objection or representation for more information.

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