Taxi and Private Hire licences

Hackney Carriage fares

The fare is shown on the taximeter, which records on a basis of time and distance at the following rates:

Mileage tariff 1 (0600 to 2200)

  • For the first mile (or part thereof)  - £4.00
  • For each subsequent 110 yards (or part)  - 10p
  • Or for each subsequent mile thereafter - £1.60
  • Waiting time (per hour) - £16.00

Mileage tariff 2 (2200 to 0600)

  • For the first mile (or part thereof) - £4.80
  • For each subsequent 110 yards (or part) - 15p
  • Or for each subsequent mile thereafter - £2.40
  • Waiting time (per hour) - £24.00

Extra charges

  • For hiring on Sundays and Bank Holidays between 0600 and 2200 hours - 45p
  • For hiring from 1800 on Christmas Eve, throughout Christmas Day and Boxing Day - Double tariff 1 charge
  • For hiring between the hours of 1800 on New Years Eve and 0600 on New Years Day - Double tariff 1 charge
  • For every article of luggage conveyed outside the passenger compartment of the carriage after the first article of luggage - 10p
  • For each person over the age of 7 years in excess of 4 - 75p
  • Soilage fee - £50.00
  • Assistance Dogs - Free Of Charge

Complaints

Any complaint of overcharge, or about the Hackney Carriage Vehicle or driver should be sent to the Licensing Authority at the address below quoting the registration number/plate of the vehicle.

Contact

Taxi Licensing Office, Sandwell MBC, Waterfall Lane , Cradley Heath. B64 6RL.

Tel: 0121 569 6655

Please note: the meter must be on at all times but you may negotiate the fare with the driver.