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Taxi Licensing Information

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Taxi Licensing Information

We are currently processing applications received on:

22/09/2014

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

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Important changes which came into effect on 1st August 2013:

  1. New applications (first time applications) for a Hackney carriage/private hire driver licence (badge) will be issued for a period of 3 years.
  2. Renewal applications for hackney carriage/private hire driver licences (badges) which require another DBS/CRB check will be issued for a period of 3 years.
  3. Renewal applications for hackney carriage/private hire driver licences (badges) which do not yet require a further DBS/CRB check will be issued for a period of 1 year.  The licence will be issued for 3 years when the next DBS/CRB check is due.
  4. The fee for a new badge will be £255.
  5. The fee for a renewal badge (moved onto a 3 year licence) will be £255.
  6. A direct check on the DVLA driving records for all licensed drivers will come into effect. 

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.

Forms:

Forms and other information can be found by clicking here.

Taxi Licensing

 Driver Information

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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

 

Telephone: 01706217777 Option 7

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