Private hire operator

Application requirements

Applicants for a private hire operator’s licence must:

  • be aged 21 or over
  • have the right to live and work in the UK
  • apply for a basic DBS certicate
  • complete Safeguarding training.

The operating address must be located within the borough of Slough.

If you wish to apply please email the licensing team at for an application form.

Basic DBS application

Applicants are required to have a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Please note, you will need to provide a consent code for a digital certificate to allow officers to view it. 

If an applicant/company director has any criminal convictions(s), caution(s) or any any other outstanding legal matter, they must declare so on the application form. 

Please note: A DBS certificate is valid for 28 days from the date of issue printed on the certificate.  It is the applicants responsibility to ensure that the DBS certitifcate is submitted to the licensing team within 28 days of issue.

Safeguarding training

The safeguarding course must be carried out by a suitable trainer and can be in a class room setting or virtually.  All applicants/company directors must complete the safeguarding training.  


Applicants must provide the following documents:

  • valid passport/proof of right to work
  • valid driving licence 
  • proof of national insurance number (e.g. P45 or P60)
  • proof of address (e.g. a utility bill or bank statement issued within the last three months).