This page provides information for those currently working in the private hire and taxi industry or those who wish to start work as a driver or operator.
Licence holders and potential applicants should ensure that they are familiar with the Council's Policy - Hertsmere Taxi Licensing Policy 2022-2027. The below is provided as a general guide. Current fees for licence applications can be found on this page: Licensing Fees - Private hire and Taxis.
Applying for a new licence
New applicants should read our applicants guidance document. You need two license to work as a private hire or hackney carriage driver - one for you to be the a driver and one for the vehicle you use. If you wish to work as a private hire driver you will also need to work for a licensed operator, or hold your own private hire operator licence.
The process can be time sensitive and new applicants are recommended to wait until they are licensed as a driver before seeking to licence a vehicle.
Details of the process for each of these applications are on the following links:
Existing licence holders
The following conditions will be imposed on all licences granted by the council:
Private hire driver licence conditions
Private hire and hackney carriage vehicle licence conditions
Operator licence conditions
Hackney carriage byelaws.