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Taxi and minicab licences

The Private Hire and Hackney Carriage trade or the Taxi trade as it is more commonly known, is licensed and regulated by Sandwell's Licensing Office.

When going through the application process it should be noted that first time applicants will be subject to a Criminal History check. Renewal applicants will be required to take a Criminal History check every three years. The Disclosure and Barring Service website has information related to this check. The document "An Applicant's Guide to completing the Disclosure and Barring Service application form" will provide guidance on this process.

Consultation on revised Private Hire and Hackney Carriage policy

On 22 March 2017 the Cabinet approved proposals for changes to Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Licensing Policy. If you have any comments or objections to make regarding any of the proposals please submit them in writing or by email to the Taxi Licensing Manager by Friday 12 May 2017.

The policy report and documents outlining the proposed changes are available for download here.


Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Office, Waterfall Lane, Cradley Heath. B64 6RL.
Tel: 0121 569 6655

Catch a taxi safely

Licensed taxis and pre-booked private hire vehicles are a safe way to travel, but there are some simple steps you can take to make your journey a safer one.

Pages in "Taxi and minicab licences"

  1. You are here Taxi and minicab licences
  2. Applying for taxi and minicab licences
  3. Taxi licensing fees
  4. Hackney Carriage fares
  5. Taxi ranks