Taxi & Private Hire Vehicle Licensing

Taxi and Private Hire licensing within South Staffordshire is administrated on behalf of the Council by the City of Wolverhampton Council's Licensing team from April 2022.

By law all Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles and the drivers of such vehicles must be licensed before they can be used for business. Private Hire Operators must also be licensed.

The Council's main objective regarding taxi and private licensing are:

  • Safety and health of drivers and the public;
  • High standards of vehicle safety, comfort and access;
  • Prevention of crime and disorder and the protection of consumers; and
  • Equality and accessibility in service provision

If you are looking to apply for a licence, or want further information about the requirements, please follow the link to Wolverhampton City Council Taxi Licensing.

Are you a passenger?

We take passengers safety and wellbeing seriously. Further information about the vehicles and drivers licensed for South Staffordshire are available on our Information for Passengers page.

List of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles in South Staffordshire

If you need to book a wheelchair accessible vehicle this is a list of the current licensed providers.

Making a Complaint

If you need to make a complaint about a driver or a vehicle, please visit the complaints page.



Telephone: (01902) 696000

Other pages in the section

Information for Passengers

In this section, find out more information about taxi licensing.

Taxi Enforcement

In this section, find out more about how Council's Licensing Enforcement Officers ensure the law regarding hackney carri


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Wolverhampton Road, Codsall

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Mon-Tue,Thu-Fri 09:00am - 17:00pm
Wed 10:00am - 17:00pm
Sat-Sun Closed

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