We're updating this page following changes to legislation, policies and procedures.

If you have any questions about applying or renewing your application for private hire and hackney carriage, please get in touch with the the licensing team at licensing.unit@bolton.gov.uk 

We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to have the full information on this page soon.

How much will it cost?

See our Licensing Fees and Charges.

We will not be able to process your application without the correct fee paid in advance.

To make a payment, please call 01204 336584 to pay by credit or debit card. Credit cards are subject to a 1.463% surcharge, this reflects the banks charges to the council for accepting credit card payments.

Alternatively you can pay by cheque or postal order, please make it payable to Bolton Council and send it to the Licensing Team.

Please also see the Guidance to prevent illegal taxi and private hire working (626KB).

Compliment, complain or comment on a private hire vehicle.

If you wish to compliment, complain or comment on a private hire vehicle please complete our online form.

Licensing enquiry form


Licensing Unit

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Bolton Town Hall

Victoria Square


Telephone 01204 336584
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