Do I need a licence?

Taxis drivers and operators

If you want to offer taxi or private hire vehicle services in the district, you will need a licence. There are two licence types:

  • A hackney carriage licence is issued to the proprietor/owner of a vehicle. It permits a vehicle to use taxi ranks where available, and apply for hire.
  • A private hire licence is issued to the proprietor/owner of a vehicle. It allows a vehicle to be used as a pre-booked private hire vehicle.

If you are a taxi operator (and operate a number of vehicles driven by yourself or other drivers), you will also need an operator's licence.