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Taxi Licensing Policy

North Herts Council is responsible for licensing all:

  • taxi vehicles
  • private hire vehicles
  • operators
  • drivers

The licensing requirements for private hire vehicles are very similar to taxis, but operators must also be licensed as well as the driver and the vehicle.

The aim of the licensing process is to regulate the taxi and private hire trade in order to support the following objectives:

  • the protection of the health and safety of the public
  • the protection of the environment
  • help with public access to an efficient and effective public transport service, as part of our integrated transport policy
  • 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.

Policy document