Hackney carriage vehicle licences

This licence allows the use of a vehicle to carry the general public a a publicly hired vehicle.

Hires can be pre-arranged through a licensed Newcastle-under-Lyme operator but within the borough they can also pick up fares without pre-booking if hailed or from local taxi ranks.

The vehicle can only be driven by a holder of a Newcastle-under-Lyme dual driver licence. 

This section provides information on the application process and the documents and tests that we require for you to acquire a licence.