• What if my application is objected to?
  • Can I appeal against a decision?
  • What conditions will be attached to my licence?
  • Relevant Legislation
  • Customer Complaints

What if my application is objected to?

Contentious or objected to applications will be referred to the Council’s Licensing Sub Committee for determination.

Can I appeal against a decision?

If you wish to appeal a Council decision to: 

  • refuse to grant an application; or
  • attach any condition to the licence

you can appeal to Bath Magistrates’ Court within 21 days of being notified of the decision.

A decision of the Magistrates’ Court can be appealed to the Crown Court.

What conditions will be attached to my licence?

Copies of the associated conditions and policies are available at: https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/business/taxis/policies-and-conditions

  • It is a matter for each individual to ensure that they are familiar with all the relevant legislation including the conditions of licence.

Relevant Legislation

Part II Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

Customer Complaints

If you wish to make a complaint about an operator, please provide the following information: 

  • Name and address of operator
  • Time and date of incident
  • Other details of incident
  • Your name and contact details

Complaints must be in writing or email and marked "For the attention of the Taxi Licensing Enforcement Officer".

More pages about Private Hire Operator Licences

National Fraud Initiative

This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form within this authority for the prevention and detection of fraud.  It may also share this information with other bodies administering or in receipt of public funds solely for these purposes.  For further information see the Council website and look for the National Fraud Initiative under the A-Z or contact the Information and Governance Team, Guildhall, High St, Bath BA1 5AW email


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