Taxi Licensing

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have suspended new driver applications and medicals, current licences will be extended by 6 months. 

See further information about changes to services.

We license all taxis in Bournemouth. There are two types of licence – one for private hire and one for hackney carriages. If you want to be a taxi driver, sign up for our application process. We also register new taxis when taxi drivers replace their vehicles

Bournemouth Zone - Private Hire Operator Licence

Private Hire Operator Licence

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

Telephone numbers for wheelchair accessible taxis in Bournemouth and Poole.

Bournemouth Zone - Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles

We license Hackney Carriages and Private Hire vehicles. We ensure every taxi driver has excellent knowledge of the area, and is a safe driver.

Bournemouth Zone - New and existing drivers Licence

If you want to apply for taxi or private hire driver's licence, here are the requirements you need to qualify.

Lost and Found Property

We only handle property lost and found in taxis. Taxi drivers can hand in lost property to our Customer Services Centre.