How do I register for a new licence or to renew?

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.