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Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing

SAFETY ADVICE TO THE TAXI TRADE REGARDING COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) CAN BE FOUND HERE.

TEMPORARY EMERGENCY PROCEDURES FOR THE LICENSING OF DRIVERS CAN BE FOUND HERE.

TEMPORARY EMERGENCY PROCEDURES FOR THE LICENSING OF VEHICLES CAN BE FOUND HERE.

TEMPORARY EMERGENCY PROCEDURES FOR THE LICENSING OF PRIVATE HIRE OPERATORS CAN BE FOUND HERE.

Please click on the links below to access the relevant information you require.  

PLEASE NOTE: SINCE MONDAY 23RD MARCH 2020 THE COUNCIL OFFICES HAVE BEEN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST NEED TO BE SUBMITTED EITHER ELECTRONICALLY TO: licensing@ashfield.gov.uk;

OR POSTED TO: LICENSING TEAM, COUNCIL OFFICES, KIRKBY IN ASHFIELD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NG17 8DA.

FOR FURTHER ADVICE PLEASE CALL: 01623 457589 / 01623 457364 / 01623 457513 - IF A TELEPHONE IS NOT ANSWERED PLEASE TRY ONE OF THE ALTERNATIVE NUMBERS, OR EMAIL US AT: licensing@ashfield.gov.uk 

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes our customers, however, we do appreciate your understanding at this difficult time.

Further information as to our interim measures can be found on the Driver, Vehicle, and Operator pages.

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.