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.

We recognise 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.
 

Combined or private hire driver licence

Find out how to apply for a combined or private hire driver licence

Vehicle licence

Apply for a new vehicle licence or renew your private hire or hackney carriage vehicle licence

Private hire operator

You need an operators licence if you want to operate licensed private hire vehicles driven by licensed private hire drivers

Taxi standards and complaints

How to complain about a taxi

Hackney carriage and private hire Temporary Vehicle Policy

Uttlesford District Council will issue licences to proprietors for temporary vehicles on occasions when their vehicle is involved in an accident or is unusable for mechanical reasons

Private hire operator: conditions of licence

Conditions that all our private hire operators must follow

Hackney carriage and/or private hire driver: conditions of licence

Conditions that all our Hackney carriage and private hire drivers must follow

Approved garages for private hire and hackney carriage vehicle testing

Garages approved by Uttlesford District Council for the testing of private hire and hackney carriage vehicles

Register of wheelchair accessible vehicles

List of vehicles, designated taxis and private hire vehicles that are wheelchair accessible