Applicants must be over 21 years of age and have held a full DVLA driving licence or other European Union licence for at least 12 months.
Applicants must also satisfy the Trading Standards & Licensing Section that they are a fit and proper person hold a licence.
Wigan Council aims to ensure that private hire and hackney carriage services delivered within the Borough are of a good standard. The application procedure is designed to ensure these standards are maintained and continually monitored for improvement.
Application Forms and Further Information
Appointments can be made to submit applications between 9.30am to 11.45am and 2.00pm and 4.00pm Monday to Friday inclusive. When you have completed the relevant application form, contact the Licensing Office on (01942) 404627 to make an appointment to submit the application. This application must be made in person. When you are given an appointment take the completed application form to the Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend, Wigan, WN1 1NH.
Please be aware that when attending appointments at the Wigan Life Centre you can only make payments by cheque or credit / debit card. Full details of our current fees are available on our fees and chargespage.