Any person who wishes to invite or accept bookings for private hire journeys from a premises in Wirral is required by law to hold a licence, issued by Wirral Council.

You will be required to keep record of every journey and are responsible for ensuring that the journeys booked are completed.


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Private hire operator licence conditions

Once completed please contact the licensing office on 0151 691 8043 to make an appointment.

Documents required

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • UK Passport or full UK birth certificate
  • Basic Disclosure Certificate issued by Disclosure Scotland
  • drivers list
  • sample of booking records
  • sample of door signs
  • licence fee

Processing and timescales

It is possible to obtain a private hire operator licence within 24 hours, if all of the requirements are met.

Contact the licensing office on 0151 691 8043 if you require further information.

How do I report a problem?

Complete the taxi complaint form