Manchester City Council

Manchester's thoughts and sympathies

Manchester is sharing its sympathy with the family and friends of Labour MP and Father of The House of Commons Sir Gerald Kaufman who passed away aged 86.

Sign the online Book of condolence.

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Taxis & private hire Private hire operator

See which licence you need

To operate private hire vehicles in Manchester, you need a private hire operator's licence.

There are 2 different types:

  • Standard private hire operator - to operate standard private hire vehicles. A private hire vehicle should be less than 7 years old, white or silver in colour and carry a maximum of 8 passengers. The vehicle must also display yellow Council issued stickers; or
  • Non standard private hire operator - to operate stretched limousines, chauffeur driven vehicles, park and ride for private car parks, airport travel and 'novelty' vehicles which carry a maximum of 8 passengers. They can apply for exemption from the standard conditions, they must also display approved ID stickers in the front and rear windows.

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