Please note the Licensing Reception will close at 12.00 noon on Wednesday 24th December. We will re-open on Monday 29th December through to Wednesday 31st December 9.30am to 3.30pm . We will re-open Friday 2nd January 8.30am to 4.30pm.
Hackney Carriages are also known as Taxis, Cabs or London Style Cabs under the Town Police Clause Act 1847 and the Local Government (Miscellaneous Act 1976).
We are required to be satisfied that the vehicles are safe and suitable for the purpose and comply with the vehicle Hackney Carriage vehicle specification and Hackney Carriage vehicle licence conditions.
You can download:
Your vehicle must comply with our required specifications and conditions in order for you to get your vehicle tested at one of our approved testing stations .
As from 1 April 2014 required fee
With your application you must provide either:
Please note: we cannot process your application without seeing these documents.
You must hand your forms in at the Taxi Licensing Office.
The licence fee for a new Hackney Carriage licence is £132 (this fee includes your quarter light stickers). as from 1 April 2014 £116.00
The fee to replace yopur quater light stickers is £51
The fee to replace your compalints sticker is £45
To renew your licence you will need:
The following vehicle types will be approved for licensing as Hackney Carriages...
If you wish to appeal against the decision of your vehicle test, please follow the procedure on the back of your test sheet.
Each Hackney Carriage is fitted with a calibrated meter which can be seen in the cab of the vehicle.
For journeys with a destination within Derby City and Derby boundary the cost of the journey is calculated by the meter. A Hackney Carriage fare table is displayed inside each vehicle.
For journeys with a destination outside the Derby boundary, the driver can negotiate his/her fare with you before the journey commences. You can view the Hackney Carriage Tariff online.
Hackney Carriage drivers can't refuse to carry disabled passengers. Drivers of these vehicles must offer reasonable help and must not incur any extra charges.
This ruling does not exist for private hire vehicles. If you do use private hire vehicles, agree the fee before travelling as you could be overcharged.
Assistance dogs can stay with you in the vehicle. If a driver charges you more for carrying an assistance dog, he/she is breaking his licence conditions. Drivers exempt from, carrying dogs on medical grounds must display a notice on the vehicle. If you have a complaint about a licensed driver, vehicle or private hire firm please contact us.
Tuk Tuk and rickshaws can be licensed in Derby, providing that they meet and comply with the Hackney carriage and Private Hire vehicle conditions. They must also meet the specifications for Tuk Tuk and rickshaws drivers must be badge holders, and both must comply with carrying disabled passengers and must satisfy the Council this is done in the most safe and possible way.
Advertisements are allowed on all licensed vehicles if we have given you approval. Read the full policy for more information by downloading both:
If you wish to apply to advertise on your Hackney Carriage Vehicle please complete the Application for the Approval of Advertisement for Display on Licensed Vehicles and send it all the required attachments to email@example.com.
Your vehicle must be tested at one of our approved testing stations , take your vehicle authhourisation sheet along with you to the testing station.Once your vehicle has passed its test, you must collect your vehicle licence within 5 days from the date it has passed. otherwise you will be forced to take your vehicle back for a full test.
|Monday||8.30am to 4.30pm|
|Tuesday||8.30am to 4.30pm|
|Wednesday||8.30am to 4.30pm|
|Thursday||8.30am to 4.30pm|
|Friday||8.30am to 4.30pm|
|Post address:||Derby City Council
Derby City Council
The Council House