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Hackney carriages and private hire licences

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting the way we deliver the service.

Coronavirus update for hackney and private hire licensing

We issue licences for hackney carriage, private hire vehicles and private hire operators. We also issue badges for licensed driver's. The purpose of this licensing is to make sure the travelling public are safe. We ensure all vehicles are reliable, comfortable and safe, that operators are efficient and drivers are fit and proper. 

Please read the relevant guidance and policies to ensure you and your vehicle meet the application requirements prior to making a financial commitment.

  • apply for a hackney carriage licence or renew your existing licence
  • apply to licence a private hire vehicle or renew your existing licence
  • apply to become a licensed driver or renew your existing licence
  • apply for a private hire operator's licence or renew your existing licence
  • notify us of an accident, change in circumstances or make a complaint about a driver or vehicle
  • policy and guidance

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