The main purpose of licensing is to ensure the safety of the travelling public by making sure that the vehicles we licence are safe, suitable and reliable.
Further information on the requirements for private hire and hackney carriage vehicle licensing can be found in the Licensing Policy and Conditions (valid from 1 January 2019).
How do I apply?
The procedure for applying for a vehicle licensing is changing on 1 December 2018 - find out about the new requirements.Apply for or renew a vehicle licence
Please see the Fees page.
Does tacit consent apply?
No. For public safety reasons we must process your application before it can be granted.