I want to apply for or renew a private hire operator's licence
New face covering regulations
New Regulations from the 22 September mean passengers using Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles must wear a face covering. You will be breaking the law if you fail to do so and could be fined.
You also must observe social contact rules when using taxis and private hire vehicles in England.
Follow the advice of the operator and driver. You may want to check with your taxi or private hire operator before travelling if they have put any additional measures in place.
A taxi driver or private hire vehicle operator will be entitled to refuse to accept you if you do not wear a face covering.
Specific medical exemptions apply.
A licence is required to accept bookings for private hire vehicles. If you intend to operate from a premises which will be used as a booking office, planning permission will also be needed.
To apply for a private hire operator's licence you will need to fill out the online form below:
You will also need to provide us with:
- your certificate of public liability insurance
- a copy of your planning permission
- payment for the licence fee.
Applications will not be accepted without the above.
All private hire operator's licences are subject to conditions. A full list of these conditions can be found in the document below:
If these conditions are broken you risk losing your licence.
If you are working on a school contract for East Sussex County Council you are required to hold an operator's licence or work for someone who does hold such a licence.
View on our full list of fees.
To renew your private hire operator's licence you will need to fill out the online form below:
Taxi and private hire licences
- View the taxi and private hire handbook
- Hackney carriage and private hire driver's licence application form
- Hackney carriage and private hire driver's licence renewal form
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