Private hire operator licence

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To apply or renew a private hire operator licence you will need to make an appointment to see the Licensing Team at the One Stop Shop in Bolton Town Hall.

What will I need to bring?

Payment for the licence. Please see Licensing Fees and Charges for details

Written planning permission or a certificate of lawfulness. You can get this from the planning department (this is only required upon application and if additional premises are added to a licence)

Private limited companies must provide the following:             

  • a list of directors and company secretary on letter headed paper with their signatures, which must include their contact details and addresses
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • the date on which the return is made up
  • the principal business activities of the company
  • the type of company eg private or public                   
  • the registered office address of the company                    
  • the address where the records relating to the 'taxi' business conducted by the company are held (if not at the registered office)

How long does my licence last for?

A private hire operator lasts for five years from the date of issue and is not transferable.

What else do I need to do?

Once a private hire operator licence is issued, all operators are required to abide by the private hire operator conditions attached to the licence.

For further information please contact us.