Apply for a new private hire vehicle licence

Find out about what is required to apply for a new private hire license and how to book your vehicle test.


We can legally only issue licences for private hire vehicles if we are completely satisfied that the vehicle is comfortable, safe in design and adequately insured. There is no maximum age for taxi vehicles, however, taxi vehicles over 8 years old will only be issued with a 6 months licence plate before requiring a vehicle renewal compliance test

These legal requirements are set to ensure high safety standards for the public. If you are unsure if the vehicle is suitable for licensing then you can find out more in the Current Vehicle Testing Standards document.

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