Guidelines for Hackney Carriage Vehicles

Applying for a Hackney Carriage vehicle licence

Because the number of hackney carriage vehicle licenses is limited, the only way a new vehicle can be registered is by applying to exchange a currently licensed vehicle for a new vehicle. Please email with your requirements.

Exchanging a vehicle

If you wish to change your licensed vehicle please email us at – we will send you a link with information on it. Please following the instruction on the link to apply and pay for the vehicle exchange.

Having my vehicle tested

Please read the guidelines for vehicle testing and attending Shearbridge Depot.

Vehicle accessibility specifications

The specification of vehicles for wheelchair accessibility and non wheelchair accessibility is available in the Vehicle Specification Document (PDF, 53kb).


Information about advertising on Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles is explained on the commercial advertising guidance page.