To operate a Taxi 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 taxi 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 taxi, a separate licence known as a Taxi Driver Licence is required.

If you are applying for a new Taxi Operator Licence the licence will be granted for a period of 1 year maximum.

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

You can also advertise on your taxi. However, before you do this you MUST apply to the Council and have it approved before you do this.

How to apply

The following application forms are available to download:

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

You can also get an application form by contacting us: