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Apply for or renew a private hire vehicle licence

Apply for a private hire vehicle licence

To apply for a private hire vehicle licence, you will need:

  • completed Icon for pdf application form [249.23KB]
  • the correct fee payable by credit or debit card
  • certificate of insurance covering the passenger for hire and third party risks
  • vehicle registration document V5 or new owner tear off slip
  • proof of ownership of the vehicle
  • hire purchase agreement (if your vehicle is on hire purchase)
  • MOT test certificate (required when 12 months old)
  • HPI report (for pre-owned vehicles)
  • European whole vehicle type approval certificate
  • mechanical test certificate passed within the last month. You can book your vehicle in online at Woking Road Depot (see our MOT testing page)
  • certificate showing the meter has been calibrated and sealed

Use our Icon for pdf transfer a vehicle licence application form [228.13KB] to transfer a licence from one proprietor to another.

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