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
Application forms can be downloaded below:
- 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: