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For the latest information regarding licensing, please see our dedicated Advice for new applicants and current licence holders page.

Our licensing office is closed to the public but we are operating a service remotely.

For more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19): www.falkirk.gov.uk/covid19

To operate a private hire car in the Falkirk Council area, you need a licence.

You can make an application for an operator's licence before you buy a vehicle, obtain a vehicle inspection or insurance.

You can hold this type of licence as an individual or in the name of a limited company or partnership.

If you wish to drive a vehicle as a Private Hire Car a separate licence known as a Private Hire Car Driver's Licence is required.

If you are applying for a new Private Hire Car Operator Licence the licence will be granted for a period of 1 year.

If you are applying to renew a Private Hire Car Operator Licence you have the choice of applying for a 1 year or a 3-year licence.


How to apply

Application forms are available for download:

Application form for a new taxi or private hire operator licence
Application form for the renewal of a taxi operator or private hire car operator licence

You can also get an application form by contacting us: