Operator licences are attached to the premises. If a business moves or is sold a new operator licence needs to be applied for.

Transport contract opportunities with Kirklees Council

Kirklees Transport Team organise home to school transport for children with special educational needs and disabilities, and transport requirement for a number of other Council services. We tender long term transport routes, and also have short term and emergency requirements. Taxi and minibus operators/drivers are contracted to deliver this service, and we welcome new applications throughout the year.

If you are interested in applying to become an Approved Operator or Approved Driver, please contact the Transport Team for further information:

How to apply

  • Complete the application form
  • Provide confirmation that you have planning permission to operate out of your chosen premises
  • Applicants not already licensed with Kirkles Council will need to carry out the DBS procedure
  • DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) guidance

Clock Completing this form takes around 30 minutes

Paperclip All applicants must attend the office in person

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Private hire operator licence fees
Licence type Price
Up to 2 vehicles - 1 year licence £95.00
Up to 2 vehicles - 5 year licence £454.00
3 vehicles and over - 1 year licence £231.50
3 vehicles and over - 5 year licence £1166.00


Contact Licensing

  • Kirklees Licensing Service
  • Address Huddersfield Customer Service Centre, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2EY
  • Phone 01484 456868
  • Email licensing@kirklees.gov.uk