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 taxi.licensing@pendle.gov.uk or ring 01282 661638 between 10am and 2.30pm.

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

Taxi Licensing Team,
Number One Market Street,
Nelson,
Lancashire,
BB9 7LJ

Public licensing register

View the public register of licences