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)

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.