If you are interested in becoming a Private Hire Operator you must book an appointment with the Licensing Service.
You are advised to read the Council's taxi licensing policy to ensure you are aware of the Council's requirements. However, if you require any additional information before making an appointment, please contact the Licensing Service using the contact details below.
Once you have booked an appointment an application pack will be sent out to you. This pack provides all the necessary forms and information you will need to submit your application. All of the forms must be fully completed and brought with you at the time of your appointment.
Please note: Operators must complete a statutory declaration, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and DVLA Mandate as part of the application process. Based on the results and in accordance with the Council's taxi licensing policy, it may be necessary for you to attend the Council's Licensing & Appeals Committee to determine your application. The Licensing Team will inform you if this is necessary.
Further information can be found by downloading the documents listed below:
An Operator Licence lasts for 5 years and the cost of depends on the number vehicles used by the business, as detailed below:
Information for where you live
West Lancashire Borough Council Licensing Service Robert Hodge Centre Stanley Way Skelmersdale WN8 8EE