How to Licence a Hackney Carriage Vehicle
All of our 58 Hackney Carriage Licences are currently in use.
To apply for a licence you will need to produce to the Licensing Department:
- a completed Hackney Carriage application form. To see more about how we record and store your information, please refer to the Council’s privacy notice
- full log book/new keepers supplement
- valid insurance certificate or temporary cover note
The Licensing Department will contact the applicant to book the MOT and take payment for the MOT and the Licence fee. If your vehicle has been converted since manufacture, you will also need to submit the relevant certification (please see page relating to converted vehicles).
Prior to the MOT test, a calibrated tamper proof meter, swivel seat and a working roof sign must be installed.
After the MOT has taken place, the Council’s garage will forward the certificate to the Licensing Department. Once we are in receipt of the certificate, we will issue the licence and vehicle licence plate. The Licensing Department will then contact the applicant to advise them when the licence and plate is available for collection.
This plate must remain affixed to the outside rear of your vehicle in a manner prescribed by the Council at ALL times.
If this application is a renewal, you must produce your old vehicle licence plate at the time of collection.
Once you have been issued with a licence and plate, you must adhere to the vehicle licence conditions.