To operate a private hire car in the Falkirk Council area you need a licence.
There is no requirement to purchase a vehicle and obtain a taxi inspection or insurance prior to submitting an application.
You can hold this type of licence as an individual or in the name of a Company or
If you wish to drive a vehicle as a Private Hire Car a separate licence known as a Private Hire Car Driver's Licence will be required.
If you are applying for a new Private Hire Car Operator Licence the licence will be granted for a period of 1 year maximum.
If you are applying to renew a Private Hire Car Operator Licence you have the choice
of applying for a 1 or 3 year licence.
How to apply
The following private hire car operator application forms are available for download (and you can also get an application form by contacting us):
- New Private Hire Car Operator Licence - application form
- Renewal of Private Hire Car Operator Licence - application form
Your completed application form, supporting documentation and fee should be sent to: