Is it a licensed taxi?

You can check that the vehicle you are using is licensed by looking out for the following:

All Hackney Carriage vehicles:

  • Must display a white/black rear Council licence plate and internal front window sticker, as well as a taxi roof box sign
  • Can stand on designated taxi ranks
  • Can be hailed on the street, while the roof light is lit
  • Can be booked by telephone
  • Must have a meter which has a maximum fare set by the Council
  • Must display a fare tariff card
  • Must be suitably insured for taxi purposes
  • Are driven by vetted Council Licensed Drivers who must wear a Council Licence photo badge which is plainly visible

All Private Hire vehicles:

  • Must be booked through a licensed operator in advance of any journey
  • Must display yellow/black rear Council private hire licence plates and an internal front window sticker
  • Are not subject to fares set by the Council (but you should agree a fare at the time of booking)
  • Must be suitably insured for private hire purposes
  • Are driven by vetted Council Licensed Drivers who must wear a Council Licence photo badge which is plainly visible

You are also able to check on ourpublic register orcontact us.

Last updated: 26/07/2019 12:39:01