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Vehicle licensing

Information on the criteria that must be met by any vehicle to be used as a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle is contained in our vehicle licensing conditions. The conditions are available here:

Hackney Carriage Vehicle Conditions

Private Hire Vehicle Conditions

Hackney Carriage Fares

The fares that can be charged by Hackney Carriages are set by the Council and must be displayed in the vehicle so that the passenger can see them. View current table of fares.

Download Hackney Carriage Table of Fares (from 1 April 2022)

Applying for a licence

Applications must be submitted alongside all required documents and the required fee.

Your application can be delivered to an officer during a licensing surgery - see more details on our licensing surgeries page.

The vehicle will be inspected by an officer before the issue of a licence to ensure that it complies with the licence conditions.

The application forms for vehicle licences can be downloaded here:

Hackney Carriage vehicle application form

Private Hire vehicle application form

Vehicle Licence Transfer application form (new owner)

The fees charged in relation to applying for a licence can be found on our licensing fees and charges page.

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