Private Hire Vehicle

To make an application for a private hire vehicle licence, please download and fill in:

A private hire vehicle must be booked over the telephone or through the operator's office, and must not display the words 'taxi' or 'cab' on the vehicle.

The vehicle must be properly insured for hire or reward work.

The vehicle must have been tested to the standards required by Stratford-on-Avon District Council, as laid out in the mechanical testing standards book. The requirements for testing hackney carriages and private hire vehicles for the purpose of licensing can be read about this on the vehicle standards page.

For the application to be complete, it must include:

  • the vehicle registration document
  • the bill of sale (if it's the first time)
  • the current certificate of insurance
  • a current MOT and the vehicle inspection certificate from the authorised garage.
  • the fee (£380.60 new; £334.40 renewal)

For more information, contact the Licensing team:

Contact: The Licensing team

Last updated on 15/05/2023