Private hire operator licence

Apply for or renew a licence

To apply for a licence, you will need to book an appointment with our team and be able to provide the following:

  • A completed private hire operator application form.
  • A basic disclosure certificate issued within the last 12 months or a DBS certificate registered on the update service for all directors, partners and company secretaries. 
  • A valid safeguarding training certificate for each director, company secretary and employees that are not licensed drivers.
  • Any fleet insurance held must be provided with an accompanying schedule of the vehicles and named drivers disclosed to the insurance company.
  • Any premises that provide access to members of the public must provide an insurance certificate for public liability to a minimum value of £5million.
  • A list of current vehicles detailing the registration, make and model.
  • A list of current drivers detailing their full name, badge number and date of birth.

To book an appointment, please email licensing@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk.