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Licences - Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle

Basildon Council must ensure all hackney carriage and private hire licence holders are 'fit and proper' persons and vehicles are accessible and safe.

Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence Image icon - Apply Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licences are issued by Basildon Council. Applications must be made in writing Private Hire Vehicle Licences Image icon - Apply Private Hire Vehicle Licences are issued by Basildon Council. Applications must be made in writing. Combined Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver's Licence. Image icon - Apply Basildon Council issues a combined Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver's Licence. Applications must be made in writing. Private Hire Operator Licences Image icon - Certificate Basildon Council issues Private Hire Operator's Licences. A Private Hire Operator's Licence permits you to advertise and accept bookings for private hire work. Driver Knowledge Test Image icon - Clipboard Hackney Carriage and Private Hire drivers are required to pass a special test, generally referred to as 'The Knowledge', before they can be licensed. Vehicle Transfer of Interest Image icon - Taxi If you wish to sell your licensed Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Vehicle to another proprietor you will need to complete a transfer of interest form. Download Forms and Publications image icon - Download Downloadable Hackney Carriage and Private Hire licence application forms and other publications. Stretch Limos, Wedding/Funeral Cars, Minibuses Image icon - Information Stretch limousines must be licensed, minibuses for more than 8 must be licensed, wedding/funeral cars are exempt. Who's Taking You Home? - Taxi and Private Hire Safety Image icon - Information It is easy to take taxi and private hire car safety for granted but it is important that we check before we get into a vehicle we are hiring. Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults - Guide for Licensed Drivers Image icon - Information A guide for licensed drivers to recognise and understand signs of abuse in children, young people and vulnerable adults you come into contact with and how to report your suspicions.
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