Taxi & Private Hire Vehicle Licensing

Taxi and Private Hire licensing within South Staffordshire is administrated by the Licensing team.

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

The Councils 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

The licenses issued by South Staffordshire Council are:

Combined drivers licence
Hackney carriage vehicle licence
Private hire vehicle licence
Private hire operator licence

The Council has published a Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Policy which sets out the requirements for each licence and how the service will be undertaken.


Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Fees

Public Register

Details of all drivers, vehicles and private hire operators licensed by South Staffordshire Council are available in our public register.



Telephone: (01902) 696804

Other pages in the section

Hackney Carriage Vehicles

In this section, find out what you need to do if you wish to licence a hackney carriage vehicle.

Information for Passengers

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

Private Hire Operators Licences

In this section, find out how to apply for a private hire operator licence.

Private Hire Vehicles

In this section, you will find information about how to licence a private hire vehicle.

Taxi and Private Hire Driver Licences

In this section, find more information about applying for a taxi driver licence.

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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