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
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)
Vehicle inspection guidance notes (Word document)
Transfer Hackney Carriage / private hire vehicle licence (Word document)
Table of fares – 24/9/17 (PDF)