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Licence - hackney carriage - taxi

A hackney carriage vehicle licence is required for a vehicle which can ply for hire, stand on a rank, be hailed in the street or pre-booked. All hackney carriage vehicles must be driven by a person who holds a HCV/PHV drivers badge.

All hackney carriage vehicles must be driven by a person who holds a HCV/PHV drivers badge.

Vehicles must meet the specification approved by the council.

We can only issue hackney carriage vehicle licences for vehicles that operate within the district.

Details required

Applications must be made with the relevant fee, vehicle documentation and insurance.  We will also carry out an inspection of the vehicle.

Documents required:

  • completed application form
  • insurance certificate
  • V5C vehicle registration document (log book)
  • MOT certificate dated within 28 days of an inspection appointment
  • application fee.

Additional information that may be required for certain vehicles - for example type approval.

For a copy of the Hackney Carriage Vehicle Application Form for Grant/Renewal or Transfer please see 'downloads' to the right of the page.

Full details are available through the following three links pdf Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Licensing Policy 2017 (252kb) pdf Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Licensing Appendices 2017 (367kb)pdf Hackney Carriage Byelaws (279kb)

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