Private Hire Operator

All Private Hire Operators must be licensed by Breckland Council. This ensures passengers are confident of using a reputable company with reliable drivers and vehicles. A Private Hire Vehicle must be driven by a licensed driver working for a Private Hire Operator. A Private Hire Operators Licence is issued for five years.

Before making your application, please refer to the following guidelines:

All Hackney Carriages, Private Hire Vehicles and Operator's Booking Offices are required to be smoke-free, please read our information and guidance on smoke free environments (PDF) [35KB] (opens new window) .

For further information please refer to the mainTaxi Licensing page.

Please be aware applications without all supporting documents will not be accepted.

If you would like to apply for a new Private Hire Operator licence,you will need to request a Private Hire Operator application form.

You are able to renew your Private Hire Operator licence online using the button below.

Renew your Private Hire Operator licence online

If you do not wish to apply online you can complete and submit thePrivate Hire Operator renewal licence application form and above documents by email to or post and we will contact you to arrange payment of the fee.

It is illegal for a driver to refuse to carry a guide or assistance dog unless the driver has a medical exemption certificate issued by the Council. Following a conviction at the Magistrates Court, drivers that refuse to carry a guide or assistance dog and do not have an exemption certificate could face a fine of up to £1,000

Last updated: 21/05/2024 16:32:12