Taxis and Minicabs
The Licensing Section, part of the Environmental Services Directorate, is responsible for the regulation of the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle trades (Taxi and Minicab) within the Borough.
In order to ensure that vehicles are safe and suitable for the purpose, the Council has set down minimum standards for vehicle specifications and regular mechanical inspections are carried out. Where a taximeter is fitted to the vehicle, this is also tested for accuracy. Checks are made to ensure that the appropriate insurance is in place and that vehicles have an MoT Test Certificate, where required.
The drivers of hackney carriages and private hire vehicles are also licensed by the Council. They are subject to a check with the Criminal Records Bureau and Brentwood Borough Council requires them to undergo the same type of medical examination as HGV and bus drivers.
Find out more about taxis and private hire vehicles by following these links:
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Driver Licences (including online application form)
- Vehicle Licences (including online application form)
- Taxi ranks
- Taxi fares
- Best Practice Guidance
- Taxi Trade Consultative Group
If you have any queries regarding the licensing of hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, please contact the Council’s Licensing Officer, Russell Powell, on 01277 312523. Application packs can be obtained by phoning 01277 312504.
- Schedule of Fees and Charges for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licences - 2013-14 (0 MB as PDF document)
- Address: Brentwood Borough Council, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: 01277 312519
- Fax: 01277 312526
- Minicom: 01277 312809
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This page was updated on 11 February 2013.
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