Private hire and hackney carriage licences

We are proud of Uttlesford District Council's reputation as a safe and rural district which includes the provision of licensed vehicles which are valued by residents, businesses and visitors. It is important that our licensees operate lawfully and sensitively, taking account of the needs of the customers but also the wellbeing of nearby residents, and people enjoying other activities.

The council recognises the important role that hackney carriage and private hire vehicles play in enabling people to travel around the district, in doing so they also have a role in representing the image of our district.

Taxi standards and complaints

If you are unhappy with your hackney carriage or private hire car journey you may want to submit a complaint to us as the licensing authority.

More information on how to apply with Uttlesford District Council

► Drivers - private hire and hackney carriage driver licensing

► Vehicle - private hire and hackney carriage vehicle licensing

► Operators - private hire operator licensing

Licence fees

Full list of private hire and hackney carriage fees and charges from 1 April 2020

Taxi Chat newsletters

We take pride in all of our licensees and we would like to hear some news from of how the community has benefited from services. If you are a member of the public or a licencee and would like to share with us some news, please send an email to for us to review and place you on our Taxi Chat newsletter mailing list.


Please see the current Icon for pdf Licensing Policy relating to the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire trades [1.21MB].