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Taxi Licensing: Operators

Anyone who wishes to run a business operating Private Hire vehicles must first apply for, and be granted, a Private Hire Operator's licence.




Licensing Team, Vale of Glamorgan Council, Civic Office, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU

With effect from 01 December 2016 provisions within the Immigration Act 2016 requires Licensing Authorities to carry out a check that all applicants have the right to live and work in the UK.  

Application Process

  • Before applying for a licence you should contact the Licensing to discuss the Private Hire Operator Conditions
  • Contact the Planning Department to check whether you will need to obtain planning permission for the business.

  •  DBS  check (the check will need to be carried out on a 3-yearly basis).
  • If the operator is a Ltd company you must produce a current list of directors from Companies House and each director must produce a standard disclosure.


Once an application has been made you will be issued with Vale of Glamorgan Council Driver and Vehicle record books.




fees and charges
Operators     Fee
Grant (1 year)       £218 
Renewal (1 year)   £214 
Grant (5 years)  £573
Renewal (5 years)   £580



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