Taxi licences

We are responsible for ensuring that drivers, proprietors and operators meet the relevant conditions to hold taxi related licences.

Services and information

Taxi driver licence

What you need and how to apply for a taxi driver licence.

Private hire operator licence

What you need to set up as a private hire operator, and how to apply.

Hackney carriage vehicle licence

Hackney carriages are taxis which can be hailed in the street or picked up at a taxi rank.

Private hire vehicle licence

Private hire vehicles are pre-booked taxis, which cannot be hailed on the street.

Public register for taxi drivers and vehicles

Due to the Coronavirus, our public register for taxi drivers and vehicles (including private hire) will be available in a spreadsheet until further notice