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 Criminal Record Bureau website at has information related to this check. The document "An Applicant's Guide to completing the Criminal Record Bureau application form" will provide guidance on this process.
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.