Apply for or renew a private hire vehicle licence

You need to licence your vehicle to use it as a private hire vehicle in Sheffield.

You will need an account with our taxi licensing portal BigChange to apply for a new licence.

This licence is for a vehicle only. You'll need a separate licence to drive a hackney carriage.

What you need to apply for a private hire vehicle licence

You can apply online for a private hire vehicle licence. The licence fee is £218.

To be eligible for a licence your vehicle:

  • needs to comply with the private hire vehicle specification in our Private Hire Operator and Vehicle Policy
  • needs to pass a compliance test at our testing station on Shirland Lane. This will be arranged once you have applied

How to renew a private hire vehicle licence

We will tell you when your licence needs to be renewed. The licence renewal fee is £163.

To apply for a renewal you will need a:

  • valid insurance certificate
  • compliance certificate 

Contact the Licensing Team

Block C
Staniforth Road Depot
Sheffield
S9 3HD
0114 273 4264
Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm
0800 7311 689 (emergency out of hours)

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