Private hire operator's licence
A private hire operator's licence is required to enable a person to accept or invite bookings for private hire vehicles. If you operate as a sole trader and intend to drive the private hire vehicle to be used under the operator’s licence you will also need to apply for a hackney carriage and private hire drivers licence as well as a private hire vehicle licence (see the relevant webpages listed under Related information).
The Council will only grant operator licences applicable to the physical premises from which the operator’s business will be run. The Council will not grant an operator’s licence to apply to any physical premises that falls outside the administrative area of Shropshire Council.
All private hire bookings taken by a Shropshire Council licensed operator must be received at the premises to which the licence is applicable. All records that may be required to be retained by the operator must be held within these same physical business premises.
In order for your application to be accepted you must ensure that you send ALL of the information listed under 'What will I need before I apply?'. If any part of the application is incomplete, or the fee not paid, the application will not be processed until such a time as all the information / documentation is provided
Download the form, complete it on your home computer, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.orgDownload the form
Download the form, print it out, fill it in and post your application along with the fee if applicable to:
The Licensing Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6NDDownload the form