Consultation on the review of Middlesbrough Council’s Private Hire and Hackney Carriage licensing policy
In 2017/18, the council carried out a full review of its Private Hire and Hackney Carriage policy, with the new policy being implemented from 1 March 2018.
At that time of the review, we said that following a period of 12 months, we would carry out a further review of the policy to address any issues which became apparent as it was being embedded.
During this period, a limited number of issues have been identified by officers, Members, and the trade. These issues have been considered and further amendments to the policy have been made with a view to consultation with all interested parties.
The draft policy is now subject to a consultation exercise where comments are being invited from all members of the trade and interested stakeholders during the period up to 31 August 2019.
For more information about some of the more significant changes to the policy, please refer to the summary of changes document.
Please submit any comments on the draft policy in writing to the Licensing Manager at Licensing@middlesbrough.gov.uk before 31 August 2019.
Taxi licensing fees review 2019
We've recently carried out a comprehensive review of fees and charges relating to the licensing of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles and drivers, and Private Hire operators. We're now consulting with the taxi trade about these fees.
For more information, you can see the full breakdown of how the proposed fees were calculated and the fee setting methodology.
Application forms and information
|Hackney Carriage / Private Hire driver licence|
|You must apply for a HC/PH driver’s licence online. See guidance and apply now.|
You must apply for a HC/PH vehicle licence online. See guidance and apply now.
|Private hire operator licence|
|Private hire vehicle operator - application (new licence)|
|DBS Policy and Procedure|
|DBS (CRB) policy statement|
|DBS (CRB) procedure|
|Guidance on convictions|
|Equality Act 2010|
|List of wheelchair accessible vehicles|
The council is required to maintain and publish a list of all licensed taxi drivers and licensed hire vehicles. You can use the online form to search for any licences which have been granted, suspended or reinstated in a particular month.