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Information on licenses and guidance on licensing
The licensing section undertakes the licensing of hackney carriages vehicles & drivers, private hire vehicles & drivers and operators.
The basic difference between the two types of vehicle is that hackney carriages can be 'flagged down' off the street or on a rank, whereas Private Hire Vehicles must be pre-booked through an Operator. If a private hire driver accepts a fare off the street without it being pre-booked, he/she is liable for prosecution. It is also important to note that anyone taking a journey in a private hire vehicle which has been 'flagged down' is not insured for the journey.
Both types of vehicle can only be driven by a licensed hackney carriage/private hire driver.
Licensed vehicles are governed by rules and conditions set by the council and this can be found in the 'blue book'|
View the full list of wheel chair accessible taxis.|
View Taxi & Private Hire Newsletter July 2013|
Public carriage New Driver application & Guidance| updated July 2013
Public carriage New Vehicle Notice of Intention|
Public carriage vehicle application form & guidance|
Public carriage operators licence application form|
Fares and Charges
Fares and Charges 2013|
View all public carriage fees|
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