Apply for a private hire vehicle licence

Find out how to apply for a private hire vehicle licence.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for a vehicle licence, you need a private hire driver licence and the vehicle you want to use as a private hire must:

  • be less than 5 years old
  • a maximum of 10 years old

Please note, private hire vehicles need an annual MOT from 3 years old.

When a private hire vehicle is 7 years old it needs a MOT every 6 months from its date of registration.

Before you start

Private hire cars must be pre-booked. Both the private hire vehicle and the driver must have separate licences. 

Find out how to apply for a private hire driver licence.

If you're interested in applying for a private hire licence, contact our Customer Services team to check availability on 0141 577 3005 or email customerservices@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.

Fees
Private hire vehicle licence1 April 2020 to 31 March 20211 April 2021 to 31 March 2022
1 year or temporary£210£214
2 years £400£408
3 years£568£579
1 year or temporary (wheelchair accessible vehicle)£210£100
2 years£400£190
3 years£568£280


How to apply

An individual or a company or partnership may apply to licence a vehicle.

For company or partnership applications, ID must be submitted for all partners, directors and managers.

To apply, fill out the relevant application form:

Please email complete applications to celicensing@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.

What happens next?

We'll usually process your application within 6 to 8 weeks.

Legislation allows for consideration of the application within 3 months and a decision within 6 months.

If you haven't heard from us within this time, phone our Customer Services team on 0141 577 3005 or email customerservices@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.

Last modified on 19 March 2021