We license hackney carriage vehicles and private hire vehicles with 8 seats or less. We also licence stretched limousines with 8 seats or less and tuk-tuks.
As well as passing the Driver and Vehicle Standards MOT test, each vehicle must pass our supplementary test. Please download the Supplementary Testing Manual for more details.
Hackney carriages meet the legal definition of a ‘taxi’ and are allowed to use the city’s bus lanes.
They are purpose-built wheelchair accessible vehicles and the makes and models permitted to be taxis in Derby are approved by the Council’s Licensing Committee and are listed in the hackney carriage vehicle specifications.
Must be pre-booked through a licensed private hire operator before a journey starts.
They do not meet the legal definition of a ‘taxi’, so are not permitted to use bus lanes, taxi ranks or be hailed in the street.
Licences for private hire drivers, private hire vehicles and private hire operators must be all issued by the same licensing authority.
If your vehicle has been modified since leaving the manufacturer you will require a Voluntary Individual Vehicle Assessment (VIVA) if it hasn’t had one. It will require a normal assessment, not a basic assessment. For more information visit the VIVA webpage. The certificate you get when an assessment has been completed is an important document and should be kept safe.
Check to see if your vehicle meets the current specifications and licence conditions.
Complete either an application for new Hackney Carriage Vehicle Application Form or a new Private Hire Vehicle Application Form. Bring it to the Council House together with the V5 registration document, bill of sale (receipt) and the correct insurance certificate for the type of vehicle. If you don't have an official receipt, the seller and the buyer of the vehicle must complete a Bill of Sale Form
You must tell us if you sell or transfer your licensed vehicle. Please complete the Licensed Vehicle Transfer Form.
As an existing licence holder you will receive a renewal reminder approximately 3 months before your licence expires.
You must report accidents within 72 hours using the Vehicle Accident Form.
If you are interested in licensing a stretched limousine with 8 seats or less, or a
tuk-tuk please email the Licensing Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some public registers are available on-line. They are updated at least every three months. If you have any queries regarding the registers please contact the Licensing Team.
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 20 March 2018. Details about the Terms of Reference for the Taxi Licensing Trade Meetings
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