North East Lincolnshire Council

Taxi and private hire

Our taxi and private hire guidance gives you the information you need to become a licensed private hire or Hackney Carriage driver in North East Lincolnshire.

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

Guidance notes for new applicants

The guidance notes includes details of the criteria, application procedure and legislation/conditions.

Download the Guidance notes for new applicants (PDF)

We have 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.

Wheelchair accessible taxis

Drivers of wheelchair accessible vehicles must not

  • refuse a wheelchair passenger
  • fail to provide assistance
  • 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

Download the List of wheelchair accessible taxis (XLS).

Table of fares

Flag 1st Mile Including Flag Each Mile Thereafter Waiting time (per hour)
Tariff 1 £2.50 £4.50 £1.70 £13
Tariff 2 £2.70 £5.10 £2.10 £15
Tariff 3 £3 £5.80 £2.60 £15


Tariff 2 applies 11pm to 6am and All Public Holidays, including Easter Sunday, Except Christmas and New Year.

Tariff 3 applies from 6pm Christmas Eve, through Christmas Day and Boxing Day up to 6am the following day and from 6pm New Years Eve, through New Years Day up to 6am hrs the following day.

The tarrifs apply regardless of the number of passengers carried or the size of vehicle.

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