Richmondshire District Council

General information about the application

Please use this online form to renew a Private hire or hackney vehicle licence with Richmondshire District Council.

For vehicle applications renewals where updated insurance or MOT / CoC (garage compliance checks) are required please have these document scans or photos available for upload within this form before starting the online application.

If the licensing department require additional documents, they will contact you asking for them to be emailed separately.


Use this form to:

  • Renew a Private hire or hackney vehicle licence

  • Issues not dealt with in this form

  • Applications for a new Private hire or hackney vehicle licence
  • Variation of vehicle or proprietor detail changes

  • What happens next?

    Once your application is submitted, you will receive an instant reply informing you that your application was submitted successfully to the licensing department. Please allow up to 7 working days for an email acknowledgement from the licensing department that your application is being processed or an email requesting any further documentation.

    Once a decision on your application has been made, you will be notified by email whether it has been successful or denied.


    What you'll need to provide?

  • Contact details of the individual completing the application
  • Licence details
  • Vehicle details
  • Proprietor details
  • Vehicle registration documents (if these haven't already been supplied)
  • Valid MOT certificate (if this hasn't already been supplied)
  • Valid Garage compliance certificate (if this hasn't already been supplied)
  • Valid insurance certificate (if this hasn't already been supplied)
  • Private hire operator details (if applying for Private hire renewal licence)

  • Your privacy

    The information you provide on this application form will be used to facilitate your request for the renewal of Private hire or hackney vehicle licence. The information will only be disclosed to individuals in the council who require it to complete your request. Please be aware that your information may be passed to the council’s Counter Fraud Service and/or the Police if we suspect any fraudulent activity. For more information about how we use your personal data please see the Council’s Privacy Notice on its website.

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