To apply for a Private Hire Vehicle Licence you should complete the:
The vehicle must be currently licensed or it cannot be transferred. If the licence has expired, the new vehicle process needs to be followed.
It is the legal responsibility of the vehicle proprietor to inform the Council if they transfer their private hire vehicle to another person. This must be done within 14 days of the sale of the vehicle.
To transfer a licence to the end of the existing licence date this is the procedure to follow. Both the seller and the buyer should come to the office and complete the following:
It will then depend on how long is left on the licence as to which process to follow, see below:
The officer dealing with the transfer will:
If the Buyer does not want to take over the existing licence but requires a full 1 year licence a vehicle test is required. The vehicle plates (windscreen and back plate) are required to be handed in, unless the seller's insurance covers any driver to drive.
Please read the following:
The specification of vehicles for wheelchair accessibility and non wheelchair accessibility are available in:
Information about advertising on Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Vehicles is explained on the following page: