Who can apply for an exemption from displaying plates for private hire vehicles and how to apply.
Who can apply for an exemption from displaying plates
You can apply for an exemption from displaying plates if you undertake mainly executive work with your vehicle. Our pdf Hackney Carriage and Private Hire policy (1.16 MB) explains what executive work means.
At least 75% of the work undertaken should be of an executive nature. The vehicle must be of a high standard. Drivers should have an appropriate dress code.
You can find a full list of requirements in the pdf Hackney Carriage and Private Hire policy (1.16 MB) .
How to apply
You must provide evidence of the reason for the request to be exempt.
You can submit the document application for an exemption (668 KB) and supporting information with your:
If the application is for a renewal of an exemption, you'll need to provide:
- evidence of the amount of work which was executive in the previous licensed year
- records from the operator
If you’re applying for exemption part way through a licensed period, you can submit the information on our contact form.