Booking office (taxis/private hire cars)

Premises operating to any extent as a business taking taxi or private hire car bookings, will require to be licensed under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, unless they have fewer than four taxis and/or private hire cars operating from them at any time.

The Immigration Act 2016 (Consequential Amendments) (Licensing of Booking Offices: Scotland) Regulations 2017

From 22 January 2018, Angus Council is under a legal duty not to grant a booking office licence to any person unless a check has first been made to verify that the person is not disqualified by reason of his or her immigration status from holding such a licence.

All applicants for new and renewal booking office licences require to bring original documents demonstrating that they have the right to work in the UK to an arranged appointment.  All applicants must attend the appointment in person. Licensing staff must check the validity of the original documents in the presence of the applicant before the application can be processed and the licence issued at a later date. The council will retain copies.

View a list of the acceptable original documents (90 KB PDF) to be brought to the appointment.

When arranging your appointment please email

Licence type
Booking office (taxis/private hire cars)
Licence period
1 year


  • New licence: £260
  • Renewal: £215
Application form(s)

If you have any queries, please email the Licensing section -

The Licensing Team are able to provide general guidance on licensing administration but cannot assist you to complete your application form or provide legal advice on whether a licence is required. You should seek legal advice from a solicitor or advice centre if you are unsure as to whether you require a licence.