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Apply for a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle licence

What we will do with your Personal Information 

Telford & Wrekin Council’s Licensing Service is collecting your personal information for the purpose of meeting the statutory requirements of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 and the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976. Telford & Wrekin Council will not share any of your personal data collected with external organisations unless required to do so by law when your data may be shared with other regulating bodies.  However, there may be occasions where we request further information from key third party organisations such as other regulating bodies.

View our privacy notice for further details on the Council's privacy arrangements.

Stage 1

Purchase a vehicle from the Council's approved list of hackney carriage or private hire vehicles.

Stage 2

Prepare the vehicle for the Council's compliance test. Please ensure you refer to and  download the Council's Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy.

Stage 3

Visit the Just MOT's website to contact the Council's approved garage, Donnington Wood MOT and Training Centre to pay for and arrange a compliance test. To book a convenient appointment, please contact 01952 606456.

Stage 4

Complete the Council's online vehicle licence application form and pay the licence fee.

Please note you will need to upload the following documents to accompany your application:

  • V5 form
  • Valid insurance certificate
  • Basic Disclosure Certificate (or enhanced disclosure certificate/reference number for the DBS update service for existing drivers)
  • Certificate of Vehicle Type Approval (New Applications only)
  • Certification for wheelchair fittings, ramps and tail lifts (for accessible vehicles) (New Applications only).

Complete our online form to apply for hackney carriage or private hire vehicle licence


Pay for the Vehicle Licence by debit/credit card online by visiting the eStore payment system or by telephoning 01952 381818.

Stage 5

Contact the Licensing Service by phone 01952 381818 or by email to neighbourhoodservices.support@telford.gov.uk to make an appointment to collect and sign for your vehicle licence.

Last updated: 22/09/2023 12:38

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