Apply for a Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

A hackney carriage vehicle can be hailed on the street and wait on a taxi rank. All new applications for this licence must be for a fully wheelchair accessible vehicle and Forest Heath area taxis must be yellow and black. A vehicle licence lasts for one year.

If you want to run a hackney carriage vehicle service then you will need a vehicle licence, each driver will also need a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Drivers Licence.

To apply for a Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence, please read the following documents and complete the application form below:

Does tacit authorisation apply?
No, this is because it is in the public interest that your application is fully processed before a licence is granted.