Taxi and private hire
The aim of licensing
drivers and both hackney carriage and private hire vehicles is to
protect the public and to ensure that the public has reasonable
access to hackney carriage and private hire services because of the
part they play in local transport provision. It is important that
the Authority’s licensing powers are used to ensure that hackney
carriages and private hire vehicles that are licensed in the
borough are safe, comfortable and properly insured.
Our objectives are
- To ensure the
safety of the public affected by the operation of hackney carriage
and private hire services.
- To ensure the
safety and comfort of users of hackney carriage and private hire
- To encourage the
provision of high quality and accessible hackney carriage and
private hire services.
Consultation on Scarborough Borough Council's
Taxi and Private Hire Policy
Consultation Period - 1 May 2013 - 31 July
Scarborough Borough Council’s Policy and
Conditions on Vehicles, Drivers and Operators was first adopted in
October 2007. Every few years the Council carries out a
review of policies and conditions relating to the licensing of
hackney carriages (taxis), private hire vehicles and drivers and
private hire operators. This policy has now been reviewed to ensure
that the conditions and processes continue to be relevant and
comply with legislation. Please spend time looking at the new
We are happy to receive any constructive
comments. Please spend time looking at the new draft Policy.
If you decide to comment on the Policy, you are encouraged to
please complete the Questionnaire on line. The Policy and
online questionaire can be found here by
5.00pm on 31 July 2013.
In this section...
There are 4 types of licence covered in this section.
To apply, or for further information please click on the relevant
National Private Hire