Manchester City Council

Private hire operator - non standard

  1. Summary

    To operate private hire vehicles in Manchester, you must hold a private hire operator licence.

    A non standard licence is granted to operator of stretched limousines, chauffeur driven vehicles, park and ride for private car parks, airport travel and 'novelty' vehicles which carry a maximum of 8 passengers.

  2. Fees


  3. Application, guidance notes or terms and condition

    Application & business plan


    Vehicle inspection manual

    Statutory declaration

  4. Attachments required

    A statutory declaration for each applicant (if a limited company a statutory declaration is needed for each director and company secretary); one recent colour passport photograph (no sunglasses or hat) with your full name and date of birth on the reverse; If a partnership or limited company full details of all key persons must be provided; A copy of planning permission for the base address; Business plan certificate;

  5. Processing and timescales

    10 working days

  6. Legislation

    Applicants should be a fit and proper person as determined by the Licensing and Appeals Committee.

  7. Validity and renewals

    12 months

  8. Register

    View the public register

  9. Complaints

    Please email in the first instance

  10. Email

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