Taxi & Private Hire Licences
Information on Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver, Vehicle and Operator Licences.
The Council has a duty to license taxis ('hackney carriages'), private hire vehicles and persons driving or operating these vehicles. Licensing vehicles and drivers ensures minimum safety standards are met and provides protection for the travelling public.
Taxis and private hire vehicles can be licensed to carry up to eight passengers but they operate in different ways. Once a vehicle is licensed as a taxi or private hire vehicle, it can only be driven by a person who holds a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver's Licence issued by the Council. Driving a licensed vehicle without the appropriate licence is an offence. If you need further advice, please contact us.
To view the current taxi/private hire licence fees Click here
Contact Details for Licensing Team
Telephone: 01237 428700