Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing

DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - THE COUNCIL OFFICES AND MOTOR TRANSPORT DEPOT ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED. 

The links below will offer you assistance in making, submitting and paying for your application:

DRIVER LICENSING PROCEDURES (click here).

VEHICLE LICENSING PROCEDURES (click here).

PRIVATE HIRE OPERATOR LICENSING PROCEDURES (click here).

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.

COVID-19: click here for basic advice on how to minimise the risk of transmitting COVID-19 when driving or riding in a taxi and as to what financial help may be offer.

COVID-19: click here to view the Governments full advice to the Taxi Trade as to how to minimise the spread of Coronavirus.

COVID-19: click here to view the Department for Transports advice to Transport Providers as to how to operate and work safely.

The Government has made the following financial assistance available to the Taxi Trade:

COVID-19: support on offer to local businesses, the self-employed and employers can be found here.

COVID-19: support provided by the Council to local businesses can be found here.

 

HACKNEY CARRIAGE & PRIVATE HIRE LICENSING 

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.