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.

A copy of our Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Licensing Handbook is available to download, which will provide more information.


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

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday 8.00m to 12.00noon 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Friday 8.00am to 12.00noon 1.00 pm to 3.30pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed Closed

Please note that the office is closed between 12.00noon and 1.00pm for lunch.

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"

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