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 District Council 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/Private Hire drivers licence.

To apply for a Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence, please complete the attached form, then read the documents 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.