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Taxi Licensing


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Information on Taxi Licencing for new and current applicants
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There are two types of taxis:

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire

  • A hackney carriage can be hired on a rank, be hailed in the street or booked through an operator.
  • A private hire can only be booked through an operator.

The Driver, Operator and Vehicle must be licenced by the same authority.

All applications can be completed online


Hackney Carriage


Private Hire


Book a Vehicle Inspection


New Tariff Cards


The new tariff card will come into effect from the 18th of February 2022, all meters must be recalibrated to the new tariff no later than the 1st of March 2022.

The tariff card must be displayed at all times in every hackney carriage or private hire vehicle fitted with a meter.

The tariff must be displayed in a prominent place where the public may view it at any time.

The format of the tariff card on display must not be altered (other than enlarging).

Should you choose not to calibrate your meter to the maximum fare permitted, you must inform the Licensing Department in writing of the fare you wish to charge within seven days of receipt of this notification. You must also display the fare you propose to charge bilingually in a similar format in a prominent place where the public may view it at any time.

Hackney Carriage Fare Card (PDF, 148KB)


Changes from April 2022

Changes when dealing with taxi, private hire or scrap metal licence applications from April 2022

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