Melton Borough Council

Apply for a vehicle licence

Find out about the different types of vehicle licence





Private Hire and Hackney vehicles licensing.

Download application form

Please contact customer services to arrange a date to hand this into the Council.

Vehicle licences run for one year.  

If you apply for a private hire vehicle licence you will also need a private hire operator licence

To licence a vehicle we require the following:


  • Completed application form
  • Pay fee online.  The current fee is shown on table of fees.  You cannot pay on collection of your licence
  • For Hackney Carriages only: a valid calibration certificate from N&J Pitt Taximeter Services, Nottingham
  • A valid MOT certificate
  • The vehicle Registration Certificate (V5 Logbook)
  • Valid motor insurance certificate (covering for hire & reward)
  • A completed taxi test form from the approved garage 


  • Vehicles over the age of 10 years cannot be licensed 
  • all vehicles on first registration must be less than 6 years old on the date of the application for the licence. 
  • Vehicles over the age of 8 years must undergo and pass two vehicle tests per year, at six-monthly intervals.
  • The maximum number of passengers is 8. You must consider though whether your vehicle can comfortably carry the number you request AND luggage, and be able to justify this.
  • All Private Hire vehicles are now issued with two door stickers for the vehicle.  These stickers indicate that the vehicle can only be pre-booked and cannot be hailed in the street
  • This is not a full list of exclusions and conditions.  You must check our Policy for the latest requirements.