Private Hire Operators Licence

Private Hire Operators Licence in Hyndburn

Anyone who accepts or invites bookings for private hire vehicles must have a private hire operator’s licence. Members of the public have initial contact with the operator and make the contract with them even if the operator does not provide the vehicle and/or the driver.

The council will not grant a private hire operator’s licence unless it is satisfied the licensing conditions will be adhered to and the address where the operation is based is suitable for such an activity.

The operator of a private hire base is responsible for the day to day management of the business. As such they are personally responsible for complying with the conditions of the licence.

A private hire operator may have a considerable number of drivers working via the base at any one time. To ensure the drivers/vehicles operating via a base are correctly licensed, the operator must adhere to the conditions attached to their licence.

The documents/records should be made readily available, and surrendered if required, to any authorised officer of the local authority or police officer at any time during operating hours.

View the Council’s current Taxi Licensing Policy.