Taxi Drivers and Operators are playing a vital role in currently helping the public get to medical centres and food stores, and by transporting medical supplies and food supplies to those who need them most.
The Licensing Team is responsible for the grant of new and renewal applications for Hackney Carriage & Private Hire (Dual) Driver Licences, Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licences, Private Hire Vehicle Licences, and Private Hire Operator Licences . We are also responsible for the day to day regulation of all licence holders.
A Hackney Carriage & Private Hire (Dual) Driver Licence permits drivers to drive both Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles licensed by Ashfield District Council. The law nationally is very clear, drivers may only drive vehicles licensed by the same Council with whom they hold their Driver Licence. If driving a Private Hire Vehicle, your vehicle must receive it's bookings directly from a Private Hire Operator, and the Operator must be licensed by the same Council which licences the vehicle and driver.