Guidance and forms for hackney carriages.

The council has adopted The Institute of Licensing Guidance on determining the suitability of applicants and licences in the hackney and private hire trades as policy with the exception of para 4.42 will replaced by:

A minor traffic or vehicle related offence is one which does not involve loss of life, driving under the influence of drink or drugs, driving whilst using a mobile phone, and has not resulted in injury to any person or damage to any property (including vehicles). Where an applicant has nine or more points on their DVLA licence for minor traffic or similar offences the applicant will be required to undertake driver assessment training as approved by the council. Where an applicant has or reaches 12 points on their DVLA licence for minor traffic or similar offences a licence will not be granted until the applicant/licence holder is conviction free for at least one year and at least three months after the end of any driving ban imposed by the courts and after passing an approved driver assessment.

This will apply this to applicants for all taxi and private hire licences.

Document Type Size
Vehicle Application Guidancepdf243KB
Taxi and Private Hire change of vehicledocx40KB
Change of address formdocx40KB
Hackney Carriage and Private Hire feespdf325KB
ABP Docks Permit applicationdocx37KB
HC policy and conditionspdf368KB
Byelaw 43 - Hackney Carriages and Motor Vehicles Let for Hire 1970 - annotatedpdf63KB
Meter fitter contact details 2020pdf255KB