Taxi or Private Hire Booking Office Licence

A licence is only required if bookings for four or more vehicles are taken through the premises.

Before completing an Application Form please read our Guidance Notes (pdf) and Schedule of Conditions (pdf).

Application Form (PDF) Certificate of Display (Word) Display Notice (Word)

Renewal of a licence

Please note it is the licence holders responsibility to be aware of the expiration date of their licence and make a full renewal application a minimum of 30 days before their existing licence expires. Failure to apply in a timely manner could result in requiring a new grant application which may be a higher cost to the applicant.

Changes Booking Office renewal applications

New tax legislation came into effect on 2 October 2023 which now requires the Local Authority to confirm that the applicant has completed a tax check before making a decision on issuing a renewal licence.  

In Scotland, this applies to all renewal applications made on or after 2 October 2023

If you do not give the licensing authority a valid tax check code your licence will expire on whichever of the following dates is the latest:

  • 28 days after the licensing authority asked for your tax check code
  • the date your licence expires

Our guidance notes have been updated to reflect the changes and give further information.

You can complete your Tax Check by clicking the green START NOW button at the bottom of the page on this link :    


You require to sign and date the declaration at the bottom of the application form.  This is a very important part of the form and you should note that it is a criminal offence to make a false declaration for which you can be prosecuted and fined up to £2,500.

Once you have completed the application form, send it with the appropriate fee to:

Governance, Strategy & Performance, The Moray Council, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX.

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