Private Hire Operators

All individuals/companies that take bookings for journeys and wish to dispatch private hire vehicles must hold a private hire operator licence, in order for them to do so legally. For such a licence to be granted, the applicant must satisfy Chiltern District Council that they are a "fit and proper" person.

Applications will only be accepted as valid if the following are satisfied:

1. Application form and fee completed on line: Apply online
2. The proposed operating base must fall within the district area.
3. A minimum of a basic disclosure (from Disclosure Scotland) issued within the last 3 months. An enhanced DBS certificate would also be accepted if completed on line: Icon for pdf DBS Check Guidance [158.71KB]
7. Proof of right to work within the UK.


Further information for those considering applying for any sort of hackney carriage or private hire licence can be found in the Council's Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Licensing Policy.