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Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Licensing Policy

Last Modified February 18, 2022

 Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Licensing Policy

This is the Council's latest Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Licensing Policy

This was adopted by the Council on January 26 2022 and is effective from 1 March 2022. 

 Why do we have a Policy?

Hertsmere Borough Council is the statutory regulatory body for the private hire and hackney carriage vehicles, drivers and operators working in its distict. This policy sets out how the Council carries out its legislative role, the licence applicaton process, the Council's considerations when granting a licence and how it enforces.  Whilst hackney carriages and private hire vehicles are an important part of our local transport provision, these vehicles, their drivers and operators, can pose a danger to the public if not properly regulated. The policy sets out how the Council approaches its responsibility to ensure that licence holders and vehicles are of sufficent standard to ensure the safety of the public.

New applicants and existing licence holders are expected to be familiar with this Policy and the conditions of their licence. 

 The Council's previous policy, effective until1 March 2022, can be read here: Previous policy 2017 – 2022 (PDF):

 For further information please contact licensing.taxis@hertsmere.gov.uk

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