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Vehicle licensing

Information on the criteria that must be met by any vehicle to be used as a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle is contained in our vehicle licensing conditions. The conditions are available here:

Hackney Carriage Vehicle Conditions

Private Hire Vehicle Conditions

Applying for a licence

Applications must be submitted alongside all required documents and the required fee.

Your application can be delivered to an officer during a licensing surgery - see more details on our licensing surgeries page.

The vehicle will be inspected by an officer before the issue of a licence to ensure that it complies with the licence conditions.

The application forms for vehicle licences can be downloaded here:

Hackney Carriage vehicle application form

Private Hire vehicle application form

Vehicle Licence Transfer application form (new owner)

The fees charged in relation to applying for a licence can be found on our licensing fees and charges page.

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