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
You can apply or for a new licence through our taxi licensing portal BigChange.
How to renew a private hire vehicle licence
We will tell you when your licence needs to be renewed. You can renew your private hire vehicle licence using BigChange. The licence renewal fee is £163.
To apply for a renewal you will need a:
- valid insurance certificate
- compliance certificate