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Taxis - Hackney Carriage and Private Hire

There are two types of taxi licence: Hackney Carriage and Private Hire. We licence Hackney Carriage vehicles, Private Hire vehicles, their drivers and operators. Taxi doorApplications for new/renewal driver licences are now carried out online. Use the link below.

We will soon be rolling out online applications for other taxi licences. In the meantime please use the application forms below.

You can also view the public register online.

Please Note:  Taxi appointments are only available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  A small number of appointments will be available on a Friday for emergencies only.  Emergencies are defined as replacements for lost or damaged badges/plates and applications in connection with an insurance claim following a vehicle accident.

Appointments for new or renewal badge/plates will be not classed as an emergency and will be given the next standard available date which may be after a weekend. Please ensure that you book your appointment well in advance of your expiry date.  We recommend you book two weeks in advance.

Downloadable Documents

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File nameSizeApproximate Download time
Microsoft Word formatTariffs for Hackney Carriages 2010 in Word format305 Kb44 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatPrivate Hire Operator Application in Word format795 Kb1 min 54 secs @ 56k, 3 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPrivate Hire Operator Application in PDF format151 Kb22 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatAllerdale Convictions Policy in Word format154 Kb22 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerHackney and Private Hire Drivers Medical Form in PDF format334 Kb48 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerStatutory Declaration in PDF format70 Kb10 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb

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