Apply for a New Private Hire Vehicle Licence

Before a licence is issued the vehicle must pass the vehicle test and a valid certificate (which cover you for the use of private hire) of insurance and V5 document (log book or new keeper slip) must be provided.

To book your vehicle test please call 0191 278 3864 or alternatively email
You will need to provide the following details to book the vehicle test:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Vehicle make
  • Vehicle model
  • Vehicle colour

On the day of test please ensure you arrive at the Licensing Office at least 15 minutes prior to the test. The vehicle test takes approximately one hour.

You will need in the completed Private Hire Vehicle Application form and your keys.

Once the vehicle has been tested you will need to hand in your valid certificate of insurance (which cover you for the use of private hire) and V5 document (log book or new keeper slip). You will then pay the test and licence fees.

Private Hire Vehicle Application Form

Vehicle Enquires

If you have any enquiries before purchasing a vehicle or submitting your application relating to vehicle specification, colour, age or seating arrangements, please contact the test centre directly on 0191 278 3864 or via e-mail


Email: 0191 278 3864


Licensing Office
Newington Road East
Newcastle upon Tyne

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