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Private Hire Operators Licence

What you need to do to apply.

Do I need a licence?

All operators who run a private hire business within Wolverhampton, where private hire bookings are taken must be licensed with City of Wolverhampton Council.

How do I apply?

New operators are required to attend a workshop where you will be introduced to key people from the licensing service along with other officers.

The aims of the workshops are:

  • To establish an understanding of your business needs, the operation you are/intend to be running and what our expectations are from our operators.
  • Explain how our business relationship with our operators work and the services we can provide to assist in your operation.
  • Set out the councils requirements for licensed Private Hire Drivers / Vehicles / Operators.
  • To assist in the application process.
  • Provide a walkthrough of our cutting-edge online driver and vehicle application process.

To book a place one of our workshops please fill out one of the information sheets below and email in to for the attention of Jonathan Lloyd.

pdf icon Sole Trader (individual) Information Sheet [490kb]

pdf icon Limited Company Information Sheet [588kb]

How much will it cost?

  • New operators licence (1 Year): £1,077
  • Renewal operators licence (1 Year): £785
  • Renewal operators licence (5 Years): £3,140

Private Hire Working Group

All licensed operators are invited to attend our scheduled working group meetings to discuss updates within the Private Hire sector and provide opportunities for you to add agenda items for discussion.

Contact us

Any enquires regarding a private hire vehicle operator's licence please email: Subject: FAO Jonathan Lloyd Operator Enquiry.