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Hackney carriage and private hire vehicles (taxis)

Hackney carriage and private hire vehicles (taxis)

Hackney carriage and private hire licensing policy

We are currently considering changes to the existing policy, following a period of consultation which ended on 6 December.

The current policy has been in place since April 2018 when it was revised by the Appeals and Regulatory Committee to take account of suggestions from trade representatives on the Taxi Consultative Committee. (A copy of the policy is available to view below). 

If you have any questions or comments regarding the taxi trade in Chesterfield, you can contact the licensing department direct on 01246 345 230 or email

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy as amended December 2019 PDF (PDF 552 KB)
Private hire and hackney carriage fees and charges 2019-2020 PDF (PDF 91 KB)
  • Taxi Consultative Committee (TCC).

    The TCC meets 4 times a year to discuss matters of concern, enforcement, licensing policy and procedures etc. with local representatives of the taxi trade about matters affecting taxi licensing or the taxi trade. 

    The TCC acts as a representative body for the whole hackney carriage and private hire trade, ensuring consultation with all licence holders to enable the council to make fully informed decisions. 

    Membership of the TCC consists of 3 elected borough councillors, 3 hackney carriage licence holders (drivers or owners) and 3 private hire vehicle licence holders (drivers, owners or operators). 

    Two of the six places allocated to members of the trade should, if applications are made, be filled by trade members who represent minority ethnic members of the trade (one from each of the hackney carriage and private hire sectors). 

    You can see details of the Taxi Consultative Committee meetings here.

Last updated on 16 October 2020