Taxi Licensing

How do I become a Private Hire Operator?

If you intend to operate private hire vehicles, then you will need to apply to become a Private Hire Operator.

The following documentation is required to accompany your application:

  • Completed application form
  • Fee

No application can be processed until the appropriate fee has been received 

Planning consent is not a pre-requisite for your licence, but you must ensure that you obtain the proper planning permission from the local authority. Please contact Pembrokeshire County Council’s planning department for advice on this matter.

It should also be noted that if your property is Council owned then you need to apply for landlord consent from the local authority. This is not a pre-requisite for your licence but it is a condition of tenancy that anyone wishing to operate a business from a Council owned property must obtain the relevant permission.

The time scale for determination of the licence will be 28 days without objections and 42 days with. These time-scales are set down as performance indicators within the department’s performance plan.

All matters relating to your application are confidential and will not be discussed with anyone other than those directly involved in the processing of your application.

If you have any comments or questions please ring 01437 764551.

ID: 2072, revised 23/01/2018