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Taxi Licensing Policy

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is responsible for licensing all:

  • taxi vehicles
  • private hire vehicles
  • operators
  • drivers

The licensing provisions for private hire vehicles are much the same as for taxis, although operators must also be licensed in addition to the driver and the vehicle.

In setting out this policy, we aim to promote the following objectives:

  • the protection of the health and safety of the public
  • the protection of the environment
  • assistance with public access to an efficient and effective public transport service, as part of the Council’s integrated transport policy
  • to provide and maintain a professional and respected taxi and private hire trade, by continued monitoring and improvement of their required standards of service

The aim of the licensing process is to regulate the taxi and private hire trade in order to promote the above objectives.