Private hire operator licensing


Private hire operator licensing

Private hire vehicle operators are licensed to help us make sure that the premises, drivers and vehicles operate safely.

As an operator, you are required to take and record the bookings for private hire vehicles and make them available for inspection. As an operator you are also responsible for the actions of the drivers that you use and the condition of the vehicles in use. An operators licence last for a 5 year period.


Submit your renewal application a minimum of 6 weeks before your current licence expiries. If you don't apply for your renewal licence in time, your licence will expire.

Last updated 02 May 2023