Apply for a hackney carriage or private hire licence
We are responsible for the licensing of all Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles and their drivers in the Borough of Swindon.
Licensing is in three parts covering:
- Hackney carriage or private hire drivers licence
- Hackney carriage or private hire vehicle licence
- Private hire operator’s licence
Licenced vehicles can only be driven by persons holding the correct Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Driver's Licence. It is recommended that the Driver's Licence' is obtained first before the Vehicle Licence.
If you wish to become a licenced individual or company with Swindon Borough Council, to carry out the work of either Hackney Carriage or Private Hire, contact us by email at: Licensing@swindon.gov.uk
Renewing your licence
If you wish to renew a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire licence, see the renewal pages for further details.