Operator Licence Application & Information

A private hire operator is someone who takes bookings for private hire vehicles.

One person can be granted a private hire operator’s licence, and can then employ or subcontract any number of licensed vehicles. 

Before completing your application form please take time to read the following documents.

Once you are confident that you have read, understood and comply with them and you have met the requirements detailed on the previous page, please complete your application form and call 01282 425011, during office hours, to make an appointment for your documents to be checked.

A licensed private hire driver is not allowed to accept bookings unless they hold an operator licence or work for a licensed private hire operator. 

As the operator of a private hire base, you are personally responsible for complying with the conditions of the licence.

You are also responsible for:

  • the day to day management of the business
  • any activities undertaken by drivers and proprietors working via your business