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Taxis - Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council is the statutory Licensing Authority for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles, drivers and operators within its Borough.

The legislation creates three types of licence:

1. Vehicles (Hackney Carriage and Private Hire).

2. Drivers (Hackney Carriage and Private Hire).

3. Operators (Private Hire only).

It is a criminal offence for any one to act as the driver or proprietor of a vehicle used as Hackney Carriage or Private Hire vehicle or to operate a private hire vehicle within the Borough of Oadby and Wigston without first obtaining a licence from the Council.

Further information on how to apply for the respective licences can be found by clicking the links on the right hand side.

The Council has adopted a policy which can be read here:

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy (PDF Document, 1.31 Mb)

This policy outlines how the Council will licence drivers, vehicles and operators.

Anyone wishing to enter the trade as a driver, owner of a vehicle or operator is advised to read the Council's Policy in the first instance as the Council is unable to give applicants bespoke legal advice on how to make their applications.

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