Private hire vehicle - Private hire vehicle

Please read the information contained on this page in conjunction with the Bassetlaw District Council Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy, which can be viewed here

Private Hire Vehicles cannot 'ply for hire' in the street or at taxi ranks. Journeys must be pre-booked (normally by phone or in person at an operator’s office). Failure to pre-book a journey is an offence and invalidates the vehicle's insurance cover.

Fares for private hire vehicles are not regulated by the Council - the cost of a journey will normally be based on a rate per mile or should be agreed with the company before the journey.

Private Hire Vehicles licensed by the Council must display a yellow plate on the rear and a smaller internal plate. Roof signs are not permitted. Private Hire drivers must also wear an ID badge issued by the Council, which includes his/her photograph.

There are many different laws affecting proprietors and vehicles but the main Acts of Parliament covering the licensing of Private Hire Vehicles are contained in Part II of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.

This Act says we cannot limit the number of vehicle licences and must grant a vehicle licence if we are satisfied that:

  • Your car is suitable in type, size and design for use as a private hire vehicle (see technical specifications).
  • Your car does not look like a taxi.
  • Your car is mechanically suitable. The mechanical condition is to be confirmed by a detailed inspection undertaken.
  • Your car is insured for private hire work.
  • Your car is constructed and adapted to seat no more than 8 passengers.
  • You are responsible for the keeping and running of the vehicle either solely or in partnership with other persons.
  • You have been honest in supplying information to us and must not, under any circumstances, make a false statement at any time to obtain your vehicle licence. This is a serious offence.

 

 


Last Updated on Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Please read the information contained on this page in conjunction with the Bassetlaw District Council Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy, which can be viewed here

Private Hire Vehicles cannot 'ply for hire' in the street or at taxi ranks. Journeys must be pre-booked (normally by phone or in person at an operator’s office). Failure to pre-book a journey is an offence and invalidates the vehicle's insurance cover.

Fares for private hire vehicles are not regulated by the Council - the cost of a journey will normally be based on a rate per mile or should be agreed with the company before the journey.

Private Hire Vehicles licensed by the Council must display a yellow plate on the rear and a smaller internal plate. Roof signs are not permitted. Private Hire drivers must also wear an ID badge issued by the Council, which includes his/her photograph.

There are many different laws affecting proprietors and vehicles but the main Acts of Parliament covering the licensing of Private Hire Vehicles are contained in Part II of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.

This Act says we cannot limit the number of vehicle licences and must grant a vehicle licence if we are satisfied that:

  • Your car is suitable in type, size and design for use as a private hire vehicle (see technical specifications).
  • Your car does not look like a taxi.
  • Your car is mechanically suitable. The mechanical condition is to be confirmed by a detailed inspection undertaken.
  • Your car is insured for private hire work.
  • Your car is constructed and adapted to seat no more than 8 passengers.
  • You are responsible for the keeping and running of the vehicle either solely or in partnership with other persons.
  • You have been honest in supplying information to us and must not, under any circumstances, make a false statement at any time to obtain your vehicle licence. This is a serious offence.

Last Updated on Tuesday, October 02, 2018

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