Apply for an operator licence

You need an operators licence if you want to operate licensed private hire vehicles driven by licensed private hire drivers.

How to apply

You can either drop off the following items at the Citizen Service Point at 100 Temple Street or post the following to Licensing team (Temple Street) Bristol City Council PO Box 3176 Bristol BS3 9FS:

Please note applications take at least 10 working days to be processed.

How much it costs

A private hire operator licence costs £165.

You should read the operator conditions (pdf, 305k) (opens new window) before submitting your application.

Contact information

Licensing team (Temple Street)

Bristol City Council, PO Box 3176

Bristol, BS3 9FS

Opening Hours


Tel: 0117 357 4900