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Licence to run a taxi firm

You must have a taxi operator's licence to run a taxi firm. HDC must check an applicant’s right to work in the UK for any new applications or for the first renewal received after 1 December 2016. You must therefore provide a document from the following list as part of the application process. View the list of acceptable documents (PDF, 40KB)

Please note that if there is a restriction on the length of time you may work in the UK, your licence will be not be issued for any longer than this period.

Please return the application form and the Right to Licence declaration form to us. Applicants must present the Right to Licence declaration in person at The Symington Building so that we can check their identity.

Apply for a licence to run a taxi firm (ODT, 9KB).

Complete a Right to Licence declaration form (DOCX, 25KB)

An operator's licence is valid for 5 years. The current fee for applications is £510.