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)
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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
Table of fares
|Flag||1st Mile Including Flag||Each Mile Thereafter||Waiting time|
|Tariff 1||£2.50||£4.50||£1.70||£13 per hour|
|Tariff 2||£2.70||£5.10||£2.10||£15 per hour|
|Tariff 3||£3||£5.80||£2.60||£15 per hour|
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 above tariff applies regardless of the number of passengers carried or the size of vehicle.
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.
For more information on Licensing fees head to our Licensing fees page.
Application to renew private hire drivers licence (Word document)
Application to renew a Hackney Carriage drivers licence (Word document)
Application to renew private hire operators licence (Word document)
Transfer Hackney Carriage / private hire vehicle licence (Word document)
Taxi Licensing Policy (PDF) – Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver and Operator Licensing Policy