Hackney Carriages, Taxis and Private Hire
Taxis and Private Hire Licensing
The contents of these pages are provided as an information guide only. They are not a full and authoritative statement of the law and do not constitute professional or legal advice. Any statements on these pages do not replace, extend, amend or alter in any way the statutory provisions of the Taxi and Private Hire - (Town Police Clauses Act 1847, Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 and Transport Act 1980), any subordinate legislation made under it, or statutory guidance issued in relation to it. Teignbridge District Council accepts no responsibility for any errors, omissions or misleading statements on these pages, or any site to which these pages refer. In particular, it must be noted that, although Teignbridge District Council has made every effort to ensure that the information in these pages is correct; changes in the law and the nature of implementation mean that the information in these pages cannot be guaranteed as accurate.
Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy
This policy, with minor amendments, was approved on 7 February 2007 and amended in March 2008 adding information regarding trailers, stretched limousines and specialist vehicles and will be reviewed three yearly unless there are any changes in legislation.
Information available in the download section or if you would prefer a hard copy of this policy, please contact a member of the Licensing Section.
Vehicles, Operators and Drivers
This Council has a statutory power to licence Hackney Carriages, Private Hire operators, vehicles and drivers.
If you wish to use vehicles to ply for hire for passengers direct from the street you will require a Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence and a Hackney Carriage Driver's Licence.
Alternatively, pre-booked vehicles fall within Private Hire legislation. These vehicles are required to have a Private Hire Vehicle Licence and for the driver to have a Private Hire Vehicle Driver's Licence.
In addition the person making the provision for the acceptance of the bookings will require a Private Hire Vehicle Operator's Licence.
Further information is available in the download section.
Information is available in the download section.
If you require any further information please contact the Licensing Section (available in the download section).
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- Taxi & Private Hire Application Forms
- Contact Hackney Carriages
Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence
Any vehicle, capable of carrying up to 8 passengers, used for the carriage of passengers for reward/benefit either pre-booked or hailed in the street will require a hackney carriage vehicle licence.
- Private Hire Operators Licence
- Private Hire Vehicle Licence
Taxi Licensing Customer Complaints Procedure
All taxi drivers and taxi and private hire companies in Teignbridge are licensed by Teignbridge District Council. It is important to us that every taxi driver is a fit and proper person to be driving members of the public in their vehicle.
- Taxis and Private Hire Vehicle Drivers Licence
- Archived Taxi Newsletters
Frequently Asked Questions - Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles/Drivers
- I have heard that there are different vehicle licences available, but which one do I need?
- How do I licence a vehicle?
- What are the requirements for obtaining a driver's licence?
- How do I apply for a licence to drive a licensed vehicle?