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 Policy. This contains information on how to apply for a licence to use a vehicle as a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle. The Policy can be downloaded here:
Applying for a licence
Applications must be submitted alongside all required documents as set out in the Taxi Handbook. You can submit your application by post to
Worcester City Council Licensing, Worcestershire Regulatory Services, Wyre Forest House, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7WF
or can be delivered to an officer during a licensing surgery - see more details on our licensing surgeries page.
The application forms for vehicle licences can be downloaded here:
- document Hackney Carriage vehicle application form (225 KB)
- document Private Hire vehicle application form (220 KB)
- document Vehicle Licence Transfer application form (new owner) (216 KB)
The fees charged in relation to applying for a licence can be found on our licensing fees and charges page.
Table of fares
Taxi fares for Hackney Carriages are set by the Council and calculated by a taximeter fitted in the vehicle. Hackney Carriages must be fitted with a taximeter, but it is optional for Private Hire vehicles. The taximeter displays the maximum charge payable for a journey, but drivers are free to charge less than the fee calculated by the taximeter.
Reporting an accident
You should report an accident using the form below:
Licensing, Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY