New hackney carriage vehicle licence
A hackney carriage is more commonly called a ‘taxi’. Hackney carriages are licensed to stand for hire at a taxi tank or can be hailed in the street within the zone that it is licensed for. Within the administrative area of Shropshire Council there are five zones (see Zones Map attached to this page). Hackney carriages may also undertake pre-booked journeys. A hackney carriage does not have to work through a licensed private hire operator.
All Shropshire Council licensed hackney carriage vehicles will be fitted with a meter. This meter must have been calibrated to the Shropshire Council table of fares. A copy of the table of fares must be displayed within the vehicle. A copy of the current table of fares is available to download under Related Documents. If you are downloading this table of fares to display in a licensed vehicle you must take appropriate steps to ensure the card is sufficiently robust to withstand wear and tear and to reduce the risk of it becoming defaced and/or illegible.
When considering whether to licence a vehicle under a hackney carriage licence you need to have regards to the nature of work that is to be undertaken. Shropshire Council has an Intended Use and Licensing of Hackney Carriages Policy which is available to view in the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy 2015-2016, attached to this page.
Download the form, complete it on your home computer, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.orgDownload the form
Download the form, print it out, fill it in and post your application along with the fee if applicable to:
The Licensing Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6NDDownload the form