Taxis (hackney carriage vehicles)

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A hackney carriage can be used for the carriage of passengers for hire and reward. It can be hailed by passengers on the roadside, it can stand on a rank to await the approach of passengers and it can be pre-booked by telephone. A hackney carriage can only be driven by the holder of a hackney carriage driver licence.


New application - £370 (minimum £50 to be paid at time of application)

Renewal application - £305

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Download and return the appropriate application form to [email protected]:

Applicants must also produce:

  • the vehicle registration document (V5C) in the name of the proprietor/part-proprietor (or proof of ownership – i.e. a bill of sale from a reputable firm);
  • a current vehicle insurance certificate or cover note which includes the carriage of passengers for public hire;
  • a completed vehicle inspection form issued by a Hambleton-based VOSA accredited testing station;
  • a completed meter calibration certificate (only in the case of new applications)

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