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Coronavirus Update

Taxis and private hire vehicles can still work.  However, members of the public should avoid travelling unless it is essential.  The government website has a list of acceptable reasons to leave the house here:

If it is absolutely necessary to travel by taxi or private hire vehicle, the guidance should be followed as much as possible, including washing your hands as soon as you get home.

Taxi and private hire drivers should not generally be considered Critical Workers. Those undertaking Home to School transport or the transport of 'extremely vulnerable' people may be considered Critical Workers on a case-by-case basis.

Critical Workers should also whenever possible make suitable arrangements for their children to stay at home; requests for children to attend school should be discussed with the school.


Taxi licensing process changes

We've made some temporary changes to our taxi licensing process as a result of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The Council office in Redcar is now closed.

All licences should be renewed by emailing the temporary application form below, with details of your payment, to

Taxi Licence Application Form

You do not need to include any other paperwork with your application.

We will contact you at a later date to request anything that has been temporarily waived due the current circumstances (e.g. vehicle tests, DBS and medicals).

Upon receipt of your application, we will email you a letter that acknowledges that you have applied to renew your licence and you can continue to work in meantime.

This letter must be printed and kept with you while working in case you are stopped by a police or licensing officer.  Alternatively, you can display an electronic version of the letter via your mobile device.

Licence Fees

Information about Tax Licensing Fees is available to download and view below:

Taxi Licence Fees


How to make a payment

You can currently make payments as usual at Seafield House (although this is subject to change).

You can also make payments online or by telephone on 01642 774774.  Please quote your licence number when making payments.



Driver Policy

Hackney Carriage Vehicle Policy​

Private Hire Vehicle Policy

Private Hire Operator Policy


Taxi Register

More information and the Taxi Register documents are available on the Licensing - Public Register page here.​


Privacy Notice

In order to provide the licensing service, it is necessary for us to collect personal information about you.  The information that is collected will depend on the type of licence and the nature of the activity.

More information about how we collect, manage and secure your personal information is available on our Taxi and Private Hire Privacy Notice page here. Alternatively, you can download and view the Privacy Notice below:

Taxi and Private Hire Privacy Notice


Should you need advice about applying for a licence, or you wish to make a complaint about a licensed premises, please email us at or phone our contact centre on 01642 774774.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Licensing & Parking

Redcar & Cleveland House

Kirkleatham Street


TS10 1RT


Redcar & Cleveland House,
Kirkleatham Street, Redcar,
Yorkshire TS10 1RT

you could call our Customer Services Team on 01642 774774 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

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