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NEIGHBOURHOODS
Mark Widdup
Director of Neighbourhoods
PUBLIC PROTECTION SERVICE
Floor 3, Number One Riverside,
Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU
Tel: (01706) 924114
Fax: 0844 332 0324
Email:lic.applications@rochdale.gov.uk
Web site: www.rochdale.gov.uk
NOTES FOR GUIDANCE FOR PRIVATE HIRE OPERATORS LICENCE
Privacy Notice (how we use your information);
Rochdale Borough Council, as the Licensing Authority, collects and records the personal data that
you provide in this form, along with any supporting documentation, in order to process your licence
application to regulate private hire and hackney carriage licensing activities within the Borough.
Appropriate measures are in place to protect your personal data. We may share your information
with other Council Services and organisations that can support our work. The full Privacy Notice
provides information about your rights under current data protection legislation and details what
will happen to your personal data, can be found on the Council’s website at
www.rochdale.gov.uk/privacy
If you are thinking about setting up a PRIVATE HIRE BUSINESS you will need to:-
Original documentation must be produced. Documents which you need to provide are listed below.
IDENTIFY a possible premise-
Please contact the relevant Planning Officer for the area concerned. They will be interested in issues such as
location, highways implications, car parking, amenities and nuisances.
OBTAIN the necessary Planning Permission BEFORE OPERATION.
Once planning permission has been given, you will need to apply.
To Apply for a Licence to Operate you must:-
MAKE SURE EVERY PERSON INVOLVED IN THE BUSINESS COMPLETES AND SIGNS THE
APPLICATION FORM. THIS INCLUDES PARTNERS, LIMITED COMPANY, DIRECTORS AND
COMPANY SECRETARIES.
(1)
ALL APPLICANTS MUST complete a statutory declaration form if they do not hold a current badge
with this Authority.
Complete a Basic Disclosure Form & pay fee
Badge numbers must be listed on the application form if you hold a current badge.
Pay appropriate fee.
(2)
You will then be booked in for an operator’s interview.
(3)
Produce for inspection a current certificate of Employees and Public Liability Insurance. Please Note
where the certificate states only Employees liability insurance, EVIDENCE or a SUPPORTING LETTER
must be provided from your insurance broker for Public Liability (Original documents MUST be
produced at every application).
(4)
Prior to licence being issued.
It will be checked that all concerned have passed the operator interview
It will be checked that planning permission has been granted. You will be issued with a handbook.
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APPLICATION FOR A PRIVATE HIRE
OPERATORS LICENCE
APPLICANT’S DETAILS
PLEASE STATE WHETHER YOU ARE APPLYING FOR A PRIVATE HIRE
OPERATORS LICENCE AS:
a) An individual please complete Sections (A) and (D)
b) Multiple Applicants / Partnership please complete Sections (B) and (D)
c) As a Limited Company please complete Sections (C) and (D)
SECTION (A) INDIVIDUAL APPLICANT’S DETAILS
Name…………………………………………………………………………………...........................................
Any Previous Names/Surnames……………………………………………………………………………………
Address………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Home Phone Number…………………………………….D.O.B………………………………………………….
National Insurance Number………………………Email………………………………………………………….
Have you ever applied for a Licence with this or any other Authority Yes/No?
If Yes please give details……………………………………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Have you ever been refused, had your licence revoked or Suspended Yes/No
If yes please give details……………………………………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
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SECTION (B) MULTIPLE APPLICANT’S / PARTNERSHIP DETAILS
1st Applicant’s Details
Name…………………………………………………………………………………........................................
Any Previous Names/Surnames…………………………………………………………………………………
Address…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Home Phone Number…………………………………..D.O.B…………………………………………………
National Insurance Number……………………………….Email………………………………………………
Have you ever applied for a Licence with this or any other Authority Yes/No?
If Yes please give details…………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Have you ever been refused, had your licence revoked or Suspended Yes/No
If yes please give details………………………………………………………………………………………..
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
2nd Applicant’s Details
Name………………………………………………………………………………….........................................
Any Previous Names/Surnames………………………………………………………………………………….
Address……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Home Phone Number……………………………………..D.O.B……………………………………………….
National Insurance Number……………………………Email…………………………………………………..
Have you ever applied for a Licence with this or any other Authority Yes/No?
If Yes please give details…………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Have you ever been refused, had your licence revoked or Suspended Yes/No
If yes please give details…………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
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3rd Applicant’s Details
Name…………………………………………………………………………………........................................
Any Previous Names/Surnames………………………………………………………………………………….
Address……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Home Phone Number……………………………………D.O.B…………………………………………………
National Insurance Number……………………………..Email………………………………………………….
Have you ever applied for a Licence with this or any other Authority Yes/No?
If Yes please give details………………………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Have you ever been refused, had your licence revoked or Suspended Yes/No
If yes please give details…………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
4th Applicant’s Details
Name…………………………………………………………………………………....................................
Any Previous Names/Surnames………………………………………………………………………………
Address………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Home Phone Number……………………………………D.O.B……………………………………………..
National Insurance Number……………………………..Email………………………………………………
Have you ever applied for a Licence with this or any other Authority Yes/No?
If Yes please give details……………………………………………………………………………………….
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Have you ever been refused, had your licence revoked or Suspended Yes/No
If yes please give details……………………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
IF THERE ARE MORE APPLICANTS, PLEASE GIVE DETAILS OF FURTHER INDIVIDUALS
ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER.
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SECTION (C) - PART 1 LIMITED COMPANY DETAILS
Registered Limited Company Name......................................................................................................
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Registered Limited Company Address……………………………………………………………………..
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Registered Company No (with Companies House)………………………………………………………….
Telephone Number……………………………………………………………………………………………..
Email Address………………………………………………………………………………………………….
SECTION (C) - PART 2 - LIMITED COMPANY DIRECTOR(S) DETAILS
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Company Director / Company Secretary
If the applicant is a limited company, information must be provided about each director and secretary.
(1) Full Name………………………………………………………………………DOB………………………………
Home Address………………………………………………………………………………Tel ……………………
(2) What is your position held with this company…………………………………………………………………….
(3) List any current or previous business activities you have been involved in.…………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
(4) Have you previously applied for or held an operator licence either in this
or any other authority……………………………………………………………………………………………………….
(5) Has any operator licence granted to you been refused, suspended or
revoked for any reason? If Yes please give details………………………………………………………………….
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
(6) Have you ever been convicted by a court or cautioned by the police for any offence which is now not spent under
the terms of the rehabilitation of offenders act 1974 Yes/ No? If yes please give details.
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………...............................
(7) If you have been a partner, director or secretary of a company, please declare any convictions recorded against
that company.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
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(8) Has there been any previous application made by that company for an operators licence held by this company. If
yes please give details.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
(9) Has there been at any time a suspension or revocation of the operators licence held by this company. If yes please
give details.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
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Company Director / Company Secretary
If the applicant is a limited company, information must be provided about each director and secretary.
(1) Full Name………………………………………………………………………DOB…………………………………..
Home Address…………………………………………………………………………………Tel…………………….
(2) What is your position held with this company………………………………………………………………………..
(3) List any current or previous business activities you have been involved in.……………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
(4) Have you previously applied for or held an operator licence either in this
or any other authority………………………………………………………………………………………………………
(5) Has any operator licence granted to you been refused, suspended or
revoked for any reason? If Yes please give details………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
(6) Have you ever been convicted by a court or cautioned by the police for any offence which is now not spent under
the terms of the rehabilitation of offenders act 1974 Yes/ No? If yes please give details.
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………...................................
(7) If you have been a partner, director or secretary of a company, please declare any convictions recorded against
that company.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
(8) Has there been any previous application made by that company for an operators licence held by this company. If
yes please give details.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
(9) Has there been at any time a suspension or revocation of the operators licence held by this company. If yes please
give details…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
IF THERE ARE MORE DIRECTORS/SECRETARY, PLEASE GIVE DETAILS OF FURTHER
INDIVIDUALS ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER.
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SECTION (D) PRIVATE HIRE OPERATOR BUSINESS DETAILS
Trading Name of Business…………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Trading Address of Business…………………………………………………………………………………….
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Trading Business Telephone Number ……………………………………………………………………………
Email Address...........................................................................................................................................
What hours do you intend to operate? ………………………………………………………………………….
Do you intend to appoint a manager Yes/No?
If Yes Please give details
Name ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Address ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Home phone number ………………………………………..D.O.B…………………………………………
Does this person hold or have they previously been licensed as a Private Hire Driver/ Hackney Carriage
Driver or Operator? Yes/No
If Yes please give details ………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Has this licence ever been refused, revoked or suspended Yes/No?
If Yes please give details……………………………………………………………………………………….
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
What facilities will be provided at your premises? ………………………………………………………….
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Do you have any gaming or drinks machines on the premises? Please
state
Which
……………………………………………………………………………………………………
Is this provided for drivers or members of the public? Please state
Which …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Do you have any FREEPHONES Yes/No? If Yes Where are they located
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
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How many vehicles do you intend to operate?……………………………………………………………..
Private Hire Operator’s fee Charges are as follows:
Warning: It is an offence under section 57(3) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions)
Act 1976 punishable upon conviction by a fine, knowingly or recklessly to make any false
statement or to omit any material particular.
I declare that to the best of my knowledge the information I have given is true.
Declaration
I/We declare that the information given is correct and that I/We could be prosecuted and
my/our licence could be revoked if I/We have made a false statement.
I/We undertake to operate my/our business in accordance with the byelaws, legislation and
appropriate licence conditions.
I/We further undertake not to commence operating unless and until a licence is issued
to me/us.
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Applicant’s / Director’s Signature……………………………………………………………………
2
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Applicant’s / Director’s Signature…………………………………………………………………..
3
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Applicant’s / Director’s Signature……………………………………………………………………
4
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Applicant’s / Director’s Signature…………………………………………………………………..
Date……………………………………………………………………………………………………….
For Office Use only
Fee
Credit/Debit/Online
Receipt No
Basic
disclosure
form
completed
Yes/no
Statutory Dec
1 3
2 4
Insurance cert
Evidence
Yes/no
1 Year Licence
1 Vehicle £208
2-10 Vehicles £396
11-20 Vehicles £556
21-30 Vehicles £713
31-40 Vehicles £872
41-50 Vehicles £1028
51-60 Vehicles £1184
61-70 Vehicles £1340
Over 70 Vehicles £1495
5 Year Licence
1 Vehicle £1042
2-10 Vehicles £1980
11-20 Vehicles £2781
21-30 Vehicles £3561
31-40 Vehicles £4356
41-50 Vehicles £5138
51-60 Vehicles £5919
61-70 Vehicles £6700
Over 70 Vehicles £7478
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