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:
- Grant application form (pdf, 297k) (opens new window)
- Three forms of identification (such as a birth certificate, passport, utility bill or bank statement)
- Evidence of your right to work in the UK
- Basic Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (if you don't hold a Private Hire or Hackney Carriage Driver Licence with Bristol City Council)
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.