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Apply for a private hire operator's licence

To accept or invite bookings for private hire vehicles, you must have a private hire operator's licence.

To apply download and complete the application form.

A private hire vehicle is defined as being a motor vehicle with eight or less passenger seats which is provided for hire with the services of a driver for the purpose of carrying passengers.

An operator must operate from premises within North Tyneside. Those premises must have planning consent for use as a private hire office. Customers make initial contact with the operator by telephoning or visiting the premises in order to book a vehicle. Once a booking is accepted by the operator a contract is made to provide a vehicle.

It is unlawful for a private hire driver to accept any bookings unless he works for a private hire operator licensed by the council.

If you surrender your operator’s licence where the licence was issued for 5 years we will refund the licence fee for each full year remaining on the licence, minus a small administration fee. If the licence is revoked or suspended no refund will be given.

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Current operators

Private hire vehicles supplied by these operators must be booked in advance.

  • Blue Line Taxis
  • Borderline Taxis
  • Budget Taxis
  • Central Taxis
  • Citadel Taxis
  • Crown Taxis
  • Direct Cars
  • East Coast Taxis
  • Hadrian Minibuses
  • I – GO
  • LA / Fleetline Taxis
  • NE Taxis
  • Premier Transport
  • Priory Taxis
  • Radar Taxis
  • Silverline Cabs

Contact taxi licensing

Contact us

Telephone: (0191) 643 2165
Email: Taxi licensing
Visit: Taxi licensing office

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