Manchester City Council

Private hire operator - standard

  1. Summary

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

    A standard licence is granted to operators of standard private hire vehicles only. A standard saloon type private hire vehicle should be less than 7 years old when licensed, white or silver in colour and carry a maximum of 8 passengers.

    The vehicle should display yellow Council issued stickers. Please refer to the operator conditions.

  2. Fees

    £650

  3. Application, guidance notes or terms and condition

    Application & sticker request

    Guidance & associated forms

    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;

  5. Processing and timescales

    10 working days

  6. Legislation

    Applicants should have no relevant convictions or been determined by the Licensing and Appeals Committee to be a fit and proper person.

  7. Validity and renewals

    12 months.

  8. Register

    View the public register

  9. Complaints

    Please email taxi.licensing@manchester.gov.uk in the first instance

  10. Email

    taxi.licensing@manchester.gov.uk

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