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Hackney Carriage (Taxi) Licence

A 'Hackney Carriage' is more commonly called a Taxi. This licence is required for vehicles that will ply for hire, be flagged down or hired at a taxi rank. Once licensed, a hackney carriage remains a hackney carriage until the licence expires. These vehicles have a roof sign and display a yellow plate on the rear of the vehicle.

Vehicles must be mechanically suitable. The mechanical condition is to be confirmed by a detailed inspection undertaken at the expense of the proprietor at the Council's designated testing stations; details of which can be found below.

Throughout your application, you must be honest in supplying information to us and must not, under any circumstances, make a false statement at any time to obtain your vehicle licence. This is a serious offence.



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