North East Lincolnshire Council

Taxi and private hire


The following guidance is provided to give you the information you need to become a licensed private hire or Hackney Carriage driver in North East Lincolnshire.

All applicants should read the notes carefully and if you need any further information please contact the Hackney Carriage office – contact details below.

The Council has a duty to protect the public funds it administers and to this end may use the information you provide for the prevention and detection of fraud.  We may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

Guidance notes for new applicants

The following guidance notes will provide all the information you need in order to apply for a Private Hire or Hackney Carriage driver within North East Lincolnshire. It includes details of the criteria, application procedure and legislation/conditions.

Download the Guidance notes for new applicants (PDF)

 Equality Act 2010 – Designated Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

Under the Equality Act 2010 drivers of what are termed Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles must not refuse a wheelchair passenger, fail to provide assistance or charge extra for carrying a passenger who uses a wheelchair.

Unless stated otherwise on the list, these vehicles can carry a ‘reference wheelchair’ A reference wheelchair has:

  • Total length of 120mm, including extra-long footplates
  • Total width of 700mm
  • Sitting height (from ground to top of head) of 1350mm
  • Height of footrest above floor of 150mm

List of Wheelchair Accessible Taxis (XLS)

Public Registers

Licensing authorities are required to maintain a public register giving details of the current Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver licences it has issued.

Also available to view are registers of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles and Private Hire Operators licensed by the Council.

These registers can be viewed at the Council offices on request.

More services

For more information on Licensing fees head to our Licensing fees page.

Hackney Carriage / private hire office, Doughty Road Depot, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN32 0LL


Telephone: 01472 326299

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm except bank holidays