You need to apply for an operator licence to run a taxi or private hire business in Sheffield.

You should not make any financial or other commitments which are dependent on the grant of a licence until the licence document itself is issued. You should allow for the licensing procedure to take 3 months form the date of application but in exceptional circumstances the procedure may take longer.

New operator's licence

If you are starting a taxi or private vehicle hire business you need to apply for a new licence from us. 

Cost

How much it costs depends on how long you want your licence for and how many vehicles you will be operating. Once you have applied we will contact you to arrange payment.

Length of licence Up to 50 vehicles More than 50 vehicles
1 year £563 £670
2 years £763 £1,070
3 years £963 £1,470
4 years £1,163 £1,870
5 years £1,363 £2,270

Apply for a licence

Download and complete the application form and send it to us by email licensingservice@sheffield.gov.uk or by post to:

Licensing Service
Block C, Staniforth Road Depot
Staniforth Road
Sheffield, S9 3HD

You may need a DBS check as part of your application. If this is the case we will contact you once we have received your application form.

Renewing your operator licence

Please contact us if you haven't received your renewal pack.

Cost

If your licence is expiring you need to renew it. How much it costs will depend on how long your licence is for and how many vehicles you are operating.

Length of licence Up to 50 vehicles More than 50 vehicles
1 years £415 £670
2 years £615 £1,070
3 years £815 £1,470
4 years £1,015 £1,870
5 years £1,215 £2,270

Contact Licensing Team

Ask us a question

0114 273 4264 Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm

Block C
Staniforth Road Depot
Sheffield
S9 3HD

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