Vehicle applications

New Applications – Vehicles must be 4 years old or under
To apply for a private hire or hackney carriage vehicle licence, you are required to present your application at Tamworth Borough Council with the following:

You must also bring:

  • The vehicle registration document V5 (copy acceptable)
  • Valid insurance document
  • The current application feePayment can be made either by cheque/postal order or credit/debit card

If you forget any of the above items, your application will not be accepted and the vehicle will not be considered for testing.

On completion of the application form and payment of fee, a Fitness Test appointment will be booked with our nominated garage.

When presenting your vehicle for its Fitness Test appointment you must ensure that the vehicle is fitted with:

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit

If you wish to cancel a pre-arranged appointment, you must do so at least 48 hours before the scheduled test time. Failure to do so will result in you being charged for a missed test.

A vehicle MUST NOT be used for private hire/hackney carriage purposes after testing unless the license has been obtained.

What happens next
If the vehicle passes the test you will be notified by the Licensing Officer of arrangements to collect your licence/plate/ (Stickers for Private Hire Vehicles). Please note that the licence/plate/sticker will be issued as soon as possible but it may take a few days to issue under certain circumstances.

When collecting these,you will be given a bracket free of charge to be permanently fixed to the rear bumper of the vehicle. The flexi plate bracket must be permanently fixed to the rear of the vehicle.

To avoid unnecessary delay it may be worth contacting the Authority in advance to inform of your planned actions and for advice.

Fitness Tests

It is now the responsibility of the proprietor of the vehicle to book further fitness tests with the nominated garage.

For further details click here.

Contact us

Licensing, Tamworth Borough Council, Marmion House, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B797BZ
Tel:01827 709674. Email: