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Private hire operators' licences

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1. Apply for a new private hire operator's licence

All operators of private hire vehicles must have a private hire operator's licence.

To apply

Complete the application form and contact us on 01392 265702 to arrange an appointment.

Application forms

Licence fee

1 year: £135.00
5 years: £550.00

A note about planning permission - Provided your operator's address does not become a base for the parking of other taxis, or a control centre for the running of a taxi business, then no change of use occurs and planning permission would not be required. This provision only applies for one vehicle. If circumstances change or your business increases you must contact the Planning Department on 01392 265223.

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