Town Police Clauses Act 1847
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976
Application for Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence
For further information contact: The Licensing Team,
Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 8UP
Tel: 01507 601111 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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(1) Please tick as appropriate:
Application for Grant of Licence
Application for Renewal of Licence
Replacement Vehicle (e.g. due to previous vehicle
suffering accident damage)*
Transfer of Ownership
(2) This form must be completed in black ink in block
letters and returned with the fee of £139.00 to the
Licensing Team, East Lindsey District Council, Tedder
Hall, Manby Park, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 8UP.
Cheques and postal orders should be made payable
to ‘East Lindsey District Council’. Please note that
we no longer accept cash for the payment of licence
(3) The Licensing Team is able to provide facilities for
licence payments by credit and debit cards. Further
information on payment by credit or debit card is
available by contacting the Licensing Team direct.
(4) The completed application form and fee must be
A valid insurance certiﬁcate or cover note for public
hire use (original not a photocopy).
A valid / current vehicle test certiﬁcate issued by
one of the Council’s approved hackney carriage and
private hire vehicle testing stations.
A current taximeter test certiﬁcate – applications
for the grant of a licence, to replace a vehicle (e.g.
due to accident damage) or where a taximeter has
been altered (i.e. due to a change in fare structure)
or been replaced (see note 6 below).
DVLA Vehicle Registration Certiﬁcate.
All documentation must be current and original
(photocopies or faxed copies of documentation will not
normally be accepted). Further information is available by
contacting the Licensing Team.
(5) The Council’s policy is that all hackney carriage vehicle
licences are normally granted for a period of one year.
However, licences for accident replacement vehicles,
supplied by insurance companies, will normally be
issued for three months only.
(6) All hackney carriage vehicles must be ﬁtted with a
working taximeter which has been set to a fare not
exceeding the maximum rate set by the Council.
Details of the current fare rate are available by
contacting the Licensing Team. Applicants must supply
a current certiﬁcate indicating that the taximeter has
been calibrated and tested to the correct maximum
fare structure. The certiﬁcate of authenticity must be
issued by a suitably qualiﬁed person and display the
Name of vehicle proprietor
Make and model of vehicle
Vehicle registration number
Make and model of taximeter
Serial number of taximeter
Date of issue
Name and address of person issuing the certiﬁcate
(7) All hackney carriage vehicles must display a roof sign,
which is capable of being illuminated. Such a sign
must not illuminate when the taximeter is in the hired
mode. The roof sign must prominently display the
word ‘TAXI’ or ‘TAXIS’ to the front of the vehicle. The
aforementioned lettering must be at least 1.5 inches
in size and be of a neat and consistent standard. The
minimum size of lettering will not relate to those
vehicles, which meet the Metropolitan Conditions of
Fitness (London style back cab).
(8) The Council has adopted standard licence conditions
regarding advertisements and signage on hackney
carriage vehicles. For further information see the
guidance booklet ‘ A Guide for Hackney Carriage (Taxi)
Drivers and Proprietors’. The booklet is available by
contacting the Licensing Team.
(9) All vehicles presented for a hackney carriage vehicle
licence must meet the speciﬁcation and requirements
set in the guidance booklet ‘ A Guide for Hackney
Carriage (Taxi) Drivers and Proprietors’. The booklet is
available by contacting the Licensing Team.