Private hire operator licences

If you want to take bookings for a private hire journey in Lichfield District, in addition to your vehicle licence, you will need apply for a private hire operator's licence.

All of your drivers will need to be personally licensed as taxi drivers. If you wish to drive one of the vehicles yourself, you will also need to be personally licenced as a taxi driver - find out more about taxi driver licences

Please note:

  • You do not need an operator's licence if you are solely operating hackney carriages that customers can hire at a taxi rank or hail in the street, and are fitted with a meter.

Apply for a private hire operator's licence

Please bring your completed application form, and a form of payment, in person to:

Lichfield Connects team (front desk), Lichfield District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, WS13 6ZD

You can pay by card (via chip and pin) or by cheque (made payable to Lichfield District Council). View the fees

All taxi operators are included on the register of hackney carriages and private hire vehicles on