Vehicle licence

You need this licence if you drive a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle and need to licence your 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, contact the person in writing first then contact the team if you need further help using the licensing complaints form.


Town Police Clauses Act 1847

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

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

01934 426 800

Last reviewed: Thursday 14 January 2016