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New Operators Licence

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

If you want to apply for an Operator Licence you should first read the Taxi and private hire information for new applicants and the Common Licensing Standards for Taxi and Private Hire Licensing in Gloucestershire and Stroud's Taxi and Private Hire Policies before submitting your application.


Tax Conditionality Checks

From 4 April 2022, the rules changed when applying for taxi and private hire drivers licence. For information about tax conditionality checks please click here.

You will not need to complete a tax check if you have:

  • never held a licence of the same type before
  • had a licence of the same type that ceased to be valid a year or more before making this application

However, you must ensure that you have read the tax responsibilities guidance by signing the declaration on the new driver application form.


Apply for an Operator Licence

To apply for a new Operator Licence you will need to send the following to;

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