Any hackney carriage (taxi) vehicles wishing to operate in Huntingdonshire must be licensed by us. Separate licences are required for vehicles, drivers and operators.

The main purpose of licensing is to ensure the safety of the travelling public by making sure that the vehicles we licence are safe, suitable, and reliable.

Key information before applying:

  • fully read the Taxi Policy and Conditions [PDF, 0.7MB]

  • the vehicle must be no older than 5 years from first registration, however if a hybrid or fully electric must be no older than 7 years from first registration

  • all new Hackney Carriage vehicles must be wheelchair accessible

  • taxi meter must be calibrated to the current HDC Fares Chart

  • your vehicle must be taxed and insured at all times.

If you would like to apply for a vehicle licence you must firstly book a compliance test at the approved garage - Adams Autos.

You must bring the following documents when attending the compliance test:

Once passed you will receive a Certificate of Compliance, and Adam Autos will provide the Licensing Department a copy of your documents.

The Licensing Department will then process your documentation and be in contact within 3 days to take the licence payment and advise collection of your licence.

However, if there is an issue, the Licensing Team will contact you via email, so please make sure you provide the correct contact information.

If your licence has expired, your application will be considered as new application and must meet current Policy requirements.

In order to renewal your taxi licence, you must first book a compliance test at the approved garage - Adams Autos.

You must bring the following documents when attending the compliance test:

Once passed you will receive a new Certificate of Compliance, and Adam Autos will provide the Licensing Department a copy of your documents.

The Licensing Department will then process your documentation and be in contact within 3 days to take the licence payment and advise collection of your licence.

However, if there is an issue, the Licensing Team will contact you via email, so please make sure you provide the correct contact information.

If you require the licence holders for a Hackney Carriage vehicle to be transferred, you will be required to submit the following documents to the Licensing Department:

Please send the above to: Licensing@huntingdonshire.gov.uk

Once received and processed, the Licensing Team will contact you for the £20 transfer fee.

If your licensed vehicle has been in an accident, you are required by policy to inform the council with 72 hours of the accident.

This must be done by completing the Accident Report Form [PDF, 0.3MB] and emailing it to Licensing@huntingdonshire.gov.uk

Following an accident, if you require an insurance replacement vehicle, your insurance company must do the following:

Once passed you will receive a new Certificate of Compliance, and Adam Autos will provide the Licensing Department a copy of your documents.

The Licensing Department will then process your documentation and be in contact within 3 days to take the Licence payment and advise collection of your licence.

However, if there is an issue, the Licensing Team will contact you via email, so please make sure you provide the correct contact information.

If you have changed address, you must inform this authority within 7 days by completing a Change of Address notification from [PDF, 0.1MB].

Please submit the above to: Licensing@huntingdonshire.gov.uk

Or posting to: Licensing Department, Pathfinder House, St Marys Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TN

Once received, the Licensing team will contact you for payment. A £10 fee will be required for each paper licence update.

Fees

Please see the Fees page.