Private hire operator licence

You need 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.

For complaints, please go to our complaints page:



Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

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

01934 426 800

Last reviewed: Monday 15 February 2016