Apply for a Vehicle Licence

Once you are ready to licence your vehicle and you are satisfied that it meets the Council’s requirements you should phone the Licensing Support Team on 01424 787 550. They will make an appointment for you to see a Licensing Officer who will inspect the vehicle and the required documentation.

You will need the following information at the time you contact us:

  • Hackney Carriage/ Private Hire Vehicle?
  • The vehicle registration number
  • The make, colour and model
  • The number of passengers to be licensed

Provided your vehicle meets the requirements, your vehicle licence plates will be produced as soon as possible after your appointment. The internal (small) plate must be displayed inside the vehicle in a position it can be seen from inside and outside the vehicle. The external (large) plate must be affixed to the outside rear of the vehicle.

The application form is available to download and must be brought with you, along with the other required documentation to your appointment:

Applications for vehicle licences are generally dealt with within 5 working days.