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Hackney Carriage Vehicle - Taxi

We licence vehicles for use as hackney carriages.

If you plan to drive a vehicle as a taxi, you should first apply for a dual use driver's licence as that usually takes longer to process.

Please refer to the Dual Use Driver's Licence page for information on how to apply.

pdf icon Hackney Carriage Vehicle application form [112kb]
pdf icon Hackney Carriage Regulations [108kb]


These vehicles are licensed to 'ply for hire' (pick up passengers when hailed) and accept pre-booked work. They must have a meter fitted to calculate the fare, and this must be set to our pdf icon taxi fare rates [107kb]. You must submit a pdf icon meter calibration certificate [151kb] to show this work has been carried out.

Last modified: 27 September 2017