Licences and permits - Taxi - Private hire operators licence

Record details


A private hire operators licence is required to enable a person to accept or invite bookings for private hire vehicles. All private hire vehicles must operate through a private hire operator licence.


Details required:

  • "Fit and Proper" Test
  • a completed application form and supporting documents
  • a list of vehicles that operate under this permission
  • fee
    • DBS Check - if not a CDC Licenced driver £44.00
    • £120.00 for a new grant (including one vehicle) 
    • £85.00 on renewal (including one vehicle) and
    • £20.00 for each additional vehicle listed.

Fees effective 1 April 2021

Licence Fees
Operator's Licence (one vehicle only) - 1 year  £147.00
Operator's Licence (one vehicle only) – 5 year £136.00
For each additional vehicle £21.00
Period of license

Annual renewal

Apply / renew
Change of details
Additional information

Applicants that are not licensed Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers with Cherwell District Council will also be required to submit a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate

Supporting documents
01295 753744. The licensing team is available to the public on the telephone between 9:00am and 4:00pm. To make an appointment with an officer please contact us.