If you are applying for a vehicle licence you need to decide what type of licence you need – this will depend on the type of work you want to do:
Hackney Carriages can be hired directly on the street or at a taxi rank in our district, and can also be pre-booked.
These vehicles must:
Private Hire Vehicles must be linked to a licensed private hire operator and journeys must be pre-booked by that operator.
These vehicles must display a licence plate issued by us, and are not allowed to display a roof sign.
To find out about the vehicle and signage specifications for a Hackney carriage or private hire vehicle, and about licensing conditions please see our Joint Taxi Licensing Policy.
Before you apply, you should check that your vehicle complies with the vehicle specifications set by us as set out in the Joint Taxi Licensing Policy.
Once you have decided whether you wish to license your vehicle as a private hire vehicle or Hackney carriage please complete the following steps: