Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licences
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: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
Hackney Carriage Vehicle Policy
Private Hire Vehicle Policy
Private Hire Operator Policy
More information and the Taxi Register documents are available on the Licensing - Public Register page here.
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 Licensingadmin@redcar-cleveland.go.uk or phone our contact centre on 01642 774774.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Licensing & Parking
Redcar & Cleveland House