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Hackney carriage/private hire driver licences

Taxi Licensing Information

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Taxi Licensing Information

We are currently processing applications received on:

New badge applications: 02/02/2016
Renewal badges:  02/02/2016

New plates:  02/02/2016
Renewal plates:  03/02/2016
Transfers (Vehicle detail changes): 01/02
Changes of Ownership:  03

Please do not ring us to enquire about your application if your full, complete and final submission was submitted after this date.

Please note your vehicle application will not be processed until your driver licence has been issued.

Please note any new driver application forms pre-dated November 2014 will not be accepted.

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Taxi enquiries are only taken between 9.00am & 12.00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Applications for new and renewal licences, including changes of vehicle, ownership and other transfers can be handed in between 9am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday, but please note our later opening time on a Tuesday of 9:15am.

Rossendale Borough Council does not send out information/application packs or other forms.  These must be obtained from our website.

Please note that a hackney carriage always remains a hackney carriage. It must adhere to the rules and regulations laid by Rossendale Council and can only be driven by drivers licensed by Rossendale Council. Rossendale Borough Council would expect licensed hackney carriages to predominantly operate within the Borough of Rossendale. If you wish to operate a Rossendale hackney carriage outside of the Borough, you are advised to obtain your own independent legal advice.


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Taxi Licensing

 Driver Information

 Vehicle Information

Other Applications 

First time & New drivers

New vehicle licences 

Change of ownership 

Renewal drivers

Renewal vehicle licences

Change of vehicle detail



Change of address



Notification of accident

We currently have 2 Private Hire Operators Licenced;

Uber Britannia Limited, The Business Centre, Room 108, Futures Park, Bacup, Rossendale, OL13 0BB.

Classic Elegance, 79 Broadway, Helmshore, Rossendale, BB4 4ES.

Telephone: 01706217777 Option 7

The Business Centre, Futures Park, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 0BB