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Taxi Licensing Policy Consultation

We sought views on a revised policy which details how we licence taxis and private hire vehicles, operators and drivers. The consultation was made up of 2 parts, we consulted on the draft Taxi Licensing Policy, and we also had a survey of 10 questions asking your views on proposed changes within draft policy.

This was the first major review of our taxi policy for some years and incorporated revised statutory guidance together with increased checks on drivers to ensure their continued fitness and propriety.

Members of the public, the taxi trade, and other parties such as representatives of disability groups, local partnerships and transport user groups were invited to offer feedback on the revised policy. All feedback will be considered as part of the decision-making process.

Draft Taxi Licensing Policy

Download the full Draft Taxi Licensing Policy.

Taxi Licensing Policy Consultation Survey

The Taxi Licensing Policy Consultation Survey closed on 14 July 2024.

Proposed changes

Proposed changes included:

  • a vehicle age
  • a single colour for taxis
  • criminal record checks on vehicle proprietors
  • more frequent criminal records checks on licensed drivers

We also reviewed our policy on the types of vehicles that will be licensed to encourage the take-up of greener, less polluting vehicles.

Also see

Licensing Services

Eco Depot, Hazel Court, York, YO10 3DS

Telephone: 01904 552422