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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 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 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:

Licensing Section
Municipal Buildings
West Bridge Street
Falkirk
FK1 5RS