Vehicle licence

You need to apply to us to licence your vehicle if you drive a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle.

Licences last for one year and are specific to the person named on the licence.

Vehicles must

  • have a valid MOT certificate
  • pass our inspection
  • not be more than eight years old
  • meet our specifications

If you have an accident, report it to the team within 72 hours.

For failed applications or other issues, contact the licensing team.

For complaints about vehicles, contact the driver in writing first then use our online form if you need further help.

licensing team

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