Taxi / private hire vehicle licences

At the Licensing Committee on 26 October 2017, the Council's Conditions for Taxi and Private Hire Car Operators and Taxi and Private Hire Car Drivers' Licences were updated:

Please note updated changes include:

For Taxi/Private Hire Car Operators

All vehicles to be licensed under a taxi or private hire operator licence if wheelchair accessible (WAV) must be no more than 12 years old from date of first registration, a motor vehicle of type or model which holds European Whole Vehicle Approval as an M1 vehicle being a motor vehicle with at least four wheels designed and constructed for the carriage of passengers. The vehicle must comply in respects of all Acts and Regulations in force at the time the vehicle is licensed, including a Certificate of Conformity for any alterations carried out thereafter.

All vehicles to be licenced under a taxi or private hire operator licence must be no more than 10 years old from date of first registration, a motor vehicle of type or model which holds European Whole Vehicle Approval as an M1 vehicle being a motor vehicle with at least four wheels designed and constructed for the carriage of passengers. The vehicle must comply in respects of all Acts and Regulations in force at the time of the vehicle being licensed.

For Taxi/Private Hire Car Drivers

Dress Code updated

Notification of medical condition

You are strongly advised to read the documents pertinent to your role and are reminded that it is your responsibility to be aware of and comply with all legislation and conditions currently in force.

Contact details

Civic Licensing (applications and payments)

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 475166