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

Access our private hire and hackney carriage price list

Application forms and guidance documents

Use our online form below to submit a query relating to private hire vehicles