Private Hire Vehicle Licence Renewal
Private Hire Vehicle licence renewal application forms will be sent to licensees 4 to 6 weeks prior to licence expiry. The vehicle must be booked in and presented for test prior to the expiry of the vehicle licence.
Vehicle and proprietor details will be pre-populated on the form. The form will require applicant review and amendment and should be presented at time of test with proof of vehicle ownership (V5 registration document), tax and appropriate insurance certificate.
Before a licence is issued the vehicle must pass the vehicle inspection.
If the vehicle is less that two years old the vehicle will be subject to an annual vehicle compliance test. If the vehicle is greater than two years old the vehicle will be subject to an additional six monthly interim test.
Licence and test fees must be paid at the time the application is submitted.
Processing and timescales:
Subject to satisfactory vehicle examination and presentation of application and appropriate documents, the Authority will endeavour to process your licence. Vehicle and plate markings will be securely attached to the vehicle at the time of examination.
The Council's Licensing Public Access register details Hackney Carriage Proprietor Licence details and those of licensed Private Hire Drivers.
0191 278 3864
Did you know?
Vehicle renewal forms are sent out in the post 4-6 prior to the vehicle expiry date.
It is the proprietors responsibility to book the vehicle in for a vehicle inspection test.
Proprietors can book their vehicle in for test 28 days prior to the licence expiry date.
Proprietors are advised to book their vehicle in for test at least 7 days prior to the licence expiry date.