Apply for a private hire vehicle licence
Find out how to apply for a private hire vehicle licence.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Private hire vehicle licence||1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021||1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022|
|1 year or temporary||£210||£214|
|1 year or temporary (wheelchair accessible vehicle)||£210||£100|
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.