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Applying for a Taxi Licence

Any car or small minibus that is used to carry passengers for hire or reward is required by law to be licensed by the council.

There are two classes of licence issued; Hackney Carriage (taxis) and Private Hire. Taxis and private hire cars may only be driven by persons who are licensed by the council to drive these vehicles. The two types of vehicle are similar, in that they both transport members of the public to a specific destination upon request, in exchange for payment of a fare.

If you would like to apply for a licence please click on the relevant application licensing Authority for more information:

Bournemouth

Poole

Christchurch and East Dorset

North Dorset

Weymouth & Portland

West Dorset

Purbeck