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Taxi and private hire

Hackney Carriage Driver

The Council requires applicant's to fulfill certain criteria before they can be granted a licence. Click here to download current criteria.

Hackney Carriage Vehicle

New applications will only be accepted where vehicles comply with the current age limits.All vehicles should meet Burnley Borough Council's Conditions of Fitness for Hackney Carriages.

You can download an Application Form, Conditions of Fitness and Current Age Limits from the document list on the right.

Private Hire Operator

Any person who wishes to invite or accept bookings for private hire journeys from an address within Burnley is required by law to hold a licence issued by us.

You will be required to keep records of every journey and are responsible for ensuring that the journeys booked are completed.

We can only issue a Private Hire Operators licence if the premises that you wish to operate from is within the area of Burnley

How to apply for a new licence

Applicants must attend the Licensing Unit in person together with 

  • Planning permission, or a letter from the planning department stating that you do not need planning permission
  • Your Licence Fee – This will vary depending on the number of licensed vehicles that you wish to use at any one time  
  • Your completed application form
  • You will also be required to undergo a Criminal Record Bureau check which may take up to 5 weeks

What next?

If your application is successful and the company name you wish to use does not resemble another already licensed operator, then you will be issued with a licence and a copy of the Private Hire Operator's Conditions.

Private Hire Driver

The Council requires applicant's to fulfill certain criteria before they can be granted a licence. Click here to download current criteria.

Private Hire Vehicle

Private hire vehicles have to be licensed. Private hire vehicles are vehicles that cannot be hailed from the street, and all journeys must be pre-booked.

Vehicles  must conform to the Council's pre-licensing requirements, and be tested and inspected before a licence can be issued to ensure that they are mechanically fit, safe and comfortable.

The Council operates an age limit policy dependant on the type of vehicle you wish to licence.

Application forms for a private hire vehicle licence and licence conditions are available for download at the top right of this page and can also be collected from Contact Burnley at Parker Lane.

Complaints/Comments/Feedback

Complaints, comments or feedback regarding any of the above can be made by email to: Licensing@burnley.gov.uk or by contacting the Licensing Unit directly on 01282 425011

 

 

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