Hackney carriage (taxi) licence
Taxis (also known as Hackney Carriages) their drivers and operators, are licensed by the council to ensure public safety.
What is a hackney carriage?
Commonly called taxis, these vehicles generally all have an illuminated "TAXI" sign on the roof. They can be hailed in the street or they can be hired at any hackney carriage or approved rank in the district. The council controls the fares charges but does not limit the number of hackney carriages in the Uttlesford area.
Hackney carriages are the subject of strict licensing rules and regulations to ensure that they remain fit for the purpose. Regular mechanical safety checks are carried out and they are also subject to tests on their appearance and cleanliness. Public safety is paramount and only cars meeting the strict standards are licensed.
Hackney carriage and private hire trades policy
All applicants are strongly advised to read the council's
|Application for a joint private hire/hackney carriage driver licence|
|Fees and charges|
Private Hire and Hackney Carriage fees and charges from 1 April 2019
Drivers (licence valid for 3 years)
Operators (licence valid for 5 years)
Vehicles (licence valid for 1 year)
Vehicle licence transfer fee £100
|Hackney carriage table of fares|
|Vehicles and accidents|
Find out more about hackney carriages
Further information is available on our Hackney carriages (taxis) frequently asked questions page.