A private hire vehicle is a motor vehicle constructed or adapted to seat fewer than 9 passengers, which is provided for hire with the services of a driver for the purposes of carrying passengers on pre-booked journeys only.
Private hire vehicles must be licensed by the local authority and must display a numbered plate issued by the local authority on the rear of the vehicle. They can only be operated by the holder of a private hire vehicle operators licence and driven by the holder of a Private Hire Vehicle/Hackney Carriage Drivers Licence.
The same local authority must license both the driver, operator and the private hire vehicle. The driver must wear the identification badge issued by the authority in a clear and readable position.
A private hire vehicle may not use a taxi rank at all or pick up passengers in the street unless previously booked to do so.
We have no power to regulate the fares charged by a private hire operator. The hirer should agree a fare prior to using the service.
Private Hire Vehicle Documentation
Private Hire Operator Documentation
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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2013 15:00