Hackney carriage and private hire driver's licence
To have a hackney carriage or private hire drivers' licence, we have to be satisfied that you are a fit and proper person.
You need to book an appointment with us to apply for a new licence or to renew an existing licence. To book an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01282 661638 between 10am and 2.30pm.
- Notes to read before making an application
- Driver's application form
- Medical form
- Guidelines for applications with convictions
- Knowledge test revision guide
- Private hire driver's licence conditions
- Hackney carriage bye-laws
A hackney carriage is more commonly called a taxi and can be hailed at a hackney carriage rank or in the street.
All hackney carriages in Pendle are red and have a meter fitted. The driver is not allowed to charge more than the fare shown on the meter.
We have a limit of 71 hackney carriage licences, all of which are currently issued and therefore no more licences can be issued at this time.
Taxi Licensing Team,
Number One Market Street,