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Your Borough Of Poole

Private Hire Operator Licence

All Private Hire vehicles must operate via a licensed operator.

The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 defines a private hire vehicle as:

"any motor vehicle adapted to carry less than nine passengers and which is provided for hire with the services of a driver to carry passengers, but which is not already licensed as a hackney carriage (taxi) or as a public service vehicle (bus or coach)".

If you have any questions please contact our Taxi Licensing Officer.

Minimum Requirements

 Applicants must:

  • be a 'fit and proper' person
  • have an business operating address within the Borough of Poole

Application Procedure

Applicants must complete and return:

  • Private Hire Operators' Licence Application Form
  • Disclosure and Barring Service Form (unless in possession of Hackney Carriage or Private Hire licence issued by us)

E-mail your request for an application form or call us on 01202 262200


Applicants must supply:
(only where Disclosure and Barring Service Form required)

  • current passport or original birth certificate
  • National Insurance number (NI card or P45/P60)
  • two proofs of current address e.g. utility bill or bank statement (dated within last three months)


  • One year private hire operators licence - £75
  • Five year private hire operators licence - £207