Melton Borough Council

Types of taxi licences

There are 2 types of Taxi Licences you can apply for:

Hackney Carriages

These are vehicles that can pick up passengers in the street but are limited to charging what is on the meter.  They can also take private hire bookings over the telephone.

They require:

  • a licensed vehicle with a working meter
  • a licensed driver

Private Hire Vehicles

These are vehicles that can only pick up pre-booked fares.  They cannot ply for trade or sit on taxi ranks and must keep booking records. 

They require:

  • a licensed vehicle
  • a licensed driver
  • an operator’s licence