If you want to accept private hire bookings for your vehicle, you will need an operator's licence.

A private hire operator licence costs £416 and lasts for 5 years.

Apply for a licence

Read the Taxi Licensing Policy before you apply for a licence.

Choose the area where you'll mainly be operating from.

Purbeck area 

Download an application form. Once you've completed the form, send it to us.

Contact us to pay for your licence over the phone.

East Dorset area

If this is your first time applying for a licence with us, you'll need to register for an account when you apply online.

If you are an existing customer, contact us to get an activation key to view your past applications, so you don't have to re-enter your details.

You pay for the licence when you apply.

Apply now

The rest of Dorset 

If this is your first time applying for a licence with us, you'll need to register for an account when you apply online.

If you are an existing customer, contact us to get an activation key to view your past applications, so you don't have to re-enter your details.

You pay for the licence when you apply.

Apply now

After you apply

Once you have applied and paid for your licence, contact us to arrange a basic criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. This is not needed if you already have a driver's licence with us.

Contact us

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