How do I become a taxi/private hire driver?
Please see the How do I become a taxi/private hire driver? page.
How much does it cost for a licence?
Please see the Taxi Licensing - Fees page.
How do I get a vehicle licensed?
Please see the How do I get a vehicle licensed? page.
I have lost the plates from my car. What should I do?
Make enquiries with the Police and also notify the Council in writing of the fact that you have lost your plates. There is a standard charge for replacement of your plates which has to be charged if you cannot recover the originals.
What is a private hire vehicle?
A private hire vehicle can only be used for pre-booked journeys and a private hire operator licence is also needed. Private hire vehicles cannot use taxi ranks.
What is a hackney carriage?
Hackney carriage vehicles are able to take bookings and can also use taxi ranks. Hackney carriage vehicles must be fitted with a meter.
What is a private hire operator?
If a vehicle is licensed as private hire, then a private hire operator’s licence is required. Please see the How do I become a Private Hire Operator? page.