From 4 April 2022, the Tax Requirements rules are changing if you're applying for a licence.

If you are applying for a licence for the first time, you will not need to complete the tax check. However, you will be asked to read HMRC guidance on what you need to do to be properly registered for tax in the future and you will need to confirm when you submit your application that you have done this.

For further guidance visit tax responsibilities.

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

Fill in the application form and email it and supporting documents to Licensing.

Paperclip You must email these documents to Email :

  • The completed application form
  • A copy of your planning permission for the taxi base, or a letter from Planning confirming you do not require planning permission
  • Applicants not already licensed with Kirklees Council need to have a DBS check completed. ID checking guidelines for standard/enhanced DBS check applications tells you which documents are needed for this. Photographs of these documents should be included in your email.

Clock Completing this form takes around 30 minutes

Download the application form

After you have submitted the application form and documents

You will be contacted by telephone to make payment for your transferral application.


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 Council
  • Address Licensing Service, PO Box 1720, Huddersfield, HD1 9EL
  • Phone 01484 456868
  • Email
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