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Taxi operator licence

Taxi operators are the people or companies who take the bookings.

Operators sometimes have offices where a customer can go to book a journey, or they can be contacted by phone, email, website or through an app. A private hire vehicle can only be dispatched to a customer by a licensed private hire operator.

Operators are regulated under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.

Taxi operator licence - Lewes District Council

To operate a Private Hire taxi company you may need to apply for planning permission to make sure that, if your business is run from home, it will not cause nuisance or obstruction to your neighbours.


You can download the list of fees below.

How to apply

Download and complete the forms below. To apply for an operator licence you will need to:

  • Undertake a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check 
  • Provide professional character references
  • Provide proof of Planning Permission (if applicable)

We recommend that you read the guidance notes before you start your application.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact us.


You can download the list of fees below.

Register of licences

You can search our public register of all licences and registrations issued and held within the Lewes district.

Accessibility disclaimer 

We will soon be moving to online applications for this licence. We are providing the Microsoft Word and printable PDF forms below temporarily until the online service is ready. 

If you are unable to use the Word or PDF forms, you can ask us to send you the application form in another format.

Taxi operator licence - Eastbourne Borough Council

Eastbourne Borough Council's Licensing Committee adopted new guidance from 4 April 2022. The guidance had a phased implementation over a six month period. You can download the guidance below.


You can download the list of fees below.

How to apply

Apply online

You can apply and pay for a taxi operator licence in the Eastbourne borough online: 

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