New private hire vehicle licence
A private hire vehicle may only be used where jobs have been pre-booked through a private hire operator licensed with the same authority.
When considering whether to licence a vehicle as private hire you need to have regards to the nature of work that is to be undertaken. Private hire vehicles cannot be used to ply for hire, stand on any taxi rank, or be hailed in the street.
Records of the bookings undertaken by private hire vehicles must be kept by the private hire operator.
Anyone wishing to licence a vehicle as private hire with Shropshire Council will either need to apply for or hold a Shropshire Council issued private hire operator’s licence OR be able to show, via the application form, that they are intending to work for a Shropshire Council licensed private hire operator.
If you wish to renew or transfer an existing private hire vehicle licence, please use the links under Related Information and Related Documents on this page.
In order for your application to be accepted you must ensure that you send ALL of the information listed under 'What will I need before I apply?'. If any part of the application is incomplete, or the fee not paid, the application will not be processed until such a time as all the information / documentation is provided.
Download the form, complete it on your home computer, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.orgDownload the form
Download the form, print it out, fill it in and post your application along with the fee if applicable to:
The Licensing Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6NDDownload the form