Private hire operator's licence

The following proofs are required:

  • a certificate of public liability insurance is required where public have access to the premises, for example, a waiting room. If an applicant wishes to operate from their own home then such insurance is not necessary
  • a basic criminal record check form, if not already a licensed private hire / Hackney Carriage driver

Licensing conditions

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

The Council is responsible for the licensing of vehicles, drivers and private hire operators in accordance with the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.

The Borough Council must carry out its licensing function whilst ensuring that a safe and quality service is provided to all.  To aid with this function, the Licensing Department recently undertook a review of its policies and conditions.  Following its consultation in 2008, this document was formally adopted by the General Purposes Committee on the 11 March 2009. Use the link on the right to view the Licensing conditions.

The operator must work from a base within Stevenage to be licensed by Stevenage.

They must only use Stevenage registered drivers in Stevenage registered cars.

They can now subcontract work to other operators inside or outside the town.

Further advice/information

For further information and / or advice please contact us using the online enquiry form on the right.