Private hire vehicle licence

All private hire vehicles must be -

  • in a manufacturers' single standard factory colour
  • less than eight years old from date of first registration
  • any four door saloon, five door estate or hatchback with a luggage screen or guard fitted, or a minibus type vehicle
  • able to accommodate adequate seating for at least four persons in addition to the driver and/or up to a maximum of eight passenger carrying seats
  • able to carry at least two medium sized suitcases without reducing passenger carrying capacity

Once licensed, a vehicle may be renewed until it is no more than 10 years old

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Application forms and guidance documents