You will need a hackney carriage licence if you own or drive a hackney carriage (taxi).
Customers can hire hackney carriages from designated taxi ranks or hail them on the street.
If you are going to be the driver of the taxi, you will also need a driver licence.
The same authority needs to issue the hackney carriage vehicle licence and the driver licence.
To operate in Chelmsford, both of the licences need to be issued by us.
When you licence your vehicle for the first time, it must:
- be side loading
be less than a year old
be first registered in your name
be black in colour
be wheelchair accessible
pass a mechanical inspection
comply with Euro 6 emissions standards