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Taxi licensing

Private hire operator licence

You need to apply to us for this licence if you operate a private hire business and accept private hire bookings for private hire vehicles.

Allow six weeks for a licence to be granted.

Licences last for three years and are specific to the person named on the licence. They cannot be transferred.

If you are applying for a licence to operate from a private hire booking office you will need to make sure you have planning permission to use the premises in this way. If the public have access to the office, you will also need £5m public liability insurance.

For failed applications or other issues, contact the licensing team via our online form.

If you have a complaint about a private hire operator, please fill in our complaint form.

licensing team

Licensing, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ