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

Wheelchair accessible vehicles

Register of wheelchair accessible vehicles


Please see the current Licensing Policy relating to the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire trade (PDF) [697KB] .