Taxis and Minicabs
In order to ensure that vehicles are safe and suitable for the purpose, the Council has set down minimum standards for vehicle specifications and regular mechanical inspections are carried out. Where a taximeter is fitted to the vehicle, this is also tested for accuracy. Checks are made to ensure that the appropriate insurance is in place and that vehicles have an MoT Test Certificate, where required.
The drivers of hackney carriages and private hire vehicles are also licensed by the Council. They are subject to a check with the Disclosure & Barring Service and Brentwood Borough Council requires them to undergo the same type of medical examination as HGV and bus drivers.
Please Note: It is an applicants responsibility to ensure that they meet all licence and pre-licence criteria prior to making any purchase of a vehicle. The Council can accept no responsibility should any vehicle submitted for licensing fail to meet these criteria.
Find out more about taxis and private hire vehicles:
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Driver Licences (including online application form)
- Vehicle Licences (including online application form)
- Miscellaneous Taxi Licensing Fee Online Payment Form
- Vehicle Inspection Payment Form
- Taxi ranks
- Taxi fares
- Best Practice Guidance
- Taxi Trade Consultative Group
If you have any queries regarding the licensing of hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01277 312500.