Licence - Hackney Carriage (TAXI)

A 'Hackney Carriage' is more commonly called a Taxi.

This licence is required for any chauffeur-driven hire vehicle with 8 passenger seats or less that will ply for hire, be flagged down or hired at a taxi rank. Once licensed a taxi is always a taxi until the licence expires. These vehicles have a roof sign and must display a yellow plate on the rear of the vehicle, a smaller internal plate, and oval yellow door stickers on both front doors.

Application forms can be obtained by contacting us on the details below

Licence details

Hackney Carriage drivers must be licensed by Rhondda Cynon Taf Licensing Authority and wear an ID badge issued by the Licensing Authority, which includes his/her photograph.

New vehicle licences will only be issued in respect of a purpose built vehicle (adapted for wheelchairs), provided such a vehicle is less than eight year’s old from the date of first registration recorded on the vehicles V5 logbook and black in colour.

The licence may be renewed until the vehicle becomes fifteen years old, provided that every renewal takes effect immediately upon the expiry of the licence as the case may be.

On renewal of a existing licence, licensees are permitted to replace an existing vehicle with an alternative vehicle, provided the vehicle is under 5 year’s old from the date of first registration recorded on the vehicles V5 logbook and black in colour. The licence may be renewed until the vehicle becomes 10 years old; provided that once the vehicle reaches five years of age every renewal takes effect immediately upon expiry of the earlier licence.

Before a vehicle is licensed it must pass a test/inspection at the authorities testing depot and a MOT (where appropriate) to ensure its safety. Also the vehicles must be suitably and adequately insured for carriage of passengers and goods for hire or reward to ensure high standards of safety.

To apply for a Hackney Carriage vehicle licence complete the application form, and then make an appointment to visit our offices, brining with you the proposed vehicle and the following documentation:

  • The completed application form
  • Vehicle V5 log book document/bill of sale
  • Current insurance certificate or cover note of insurance covering the vehicle for "public and/or private hire" for you and/or your drivers
  • MOT Certificate (if applicable)
  • The required fee (see below)

Costs

Hackney carriage table of fares
 Tariff details  1-4 Passengers 5-8 Passengers

Tariff 1 
£3.60 (1 mile and under)
10p per 1/16 mile

Prices apply during hours of 07:00 - 19:00 n/a
Tariff 2

£3.90 (1 mile and under)
10p per 1/18 mile

Prices apply during hours of 19:00 – 07:00 n/a
Tariff 3

 £4.50 (1 mile and under)
10p per 1/18 mile

 n/a Prices apply during hours of 07:00 - 19:00

Tariff 4
£4.90 (1 mile and under)
 20p per 1/10 mile

n/a Prices apply during hours of 19:00 – 07:00
Extra charges
Extra charge circumstances  Tariff applicable / fare payable 1-4 Passengers Tariff applicable / fare payable 5-8 Passengers

Christmas Day / New Year’s Day

 

Double tariff 1 (tariff rates detailed in table above)

(Tariff 5)

Double tariff 3 (tariff rates detailed in table above)

(Tariff 6)

Sundays, Bank Holidays and from Noon Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Tariff 2 (tariff rates detailed in table above) Tariff 4 (tariff rates detailed in table above)
Fouling of Vehicle £45 £45
Waiting Time £13.00 per hour £13.00 per hour

Contact Us

If the licence is issued it will be subject to conditions, which can be obtained by contacting us on the details below

Licensing
Ty Elai
Dinas Isaf East
Williamstown
Tonypandy
CF40 1NY

Telephone: 01443 425001
Fax:
01443 425301
Email: Licensing.Section@rhondda-cynon-taff.gov.uk|