Private hire vehicles are only available for pre-arranged journeys and the fare is agreed before the journey. They may have a meter. These vehicles must not have a top light, sign, illumination or notice that would lead the public to think it was a hackney carriage. Similarly, any advertising for private hire must not refer to taxis or hackney carriages.
Licensed private hire vehicles in North Lincolnshire have a green square external plate, internal sticker and side panels. The external plate identifies the vehicle, its expiry date and licence number. This information is also displayed on a sticker inside the vehicle. The side panels identify the licence number.
Downloadable application form:
Fees and charges:
You can find the fee for this licence by going to our licence fee register.
To tax your vehicle at the post office or DVLA local office you will be required to produce a V112 exemption form.
Equality Act 2010
Under the Equality Act 2010, drivers of Hackney carriage and private hire vehicles have a legal obligation to carry passengers and assistance dogs. When carrying these passengers, drivers can not charge any more than the metered fare and must allow the assistance dog to remain with the passenger. The term “assistance dogs” refer to more than just guide dogs for blind people. It includes:
- Guide dogs for the blind – white harness with yellow fluorescent strips
- Hearing dogs for the deaf – burgundy jacket
- Dogs for the disabled (seven years to adult) – yellow jacket
- Dogs for the disabled (to work with children) – blue harness
- Canine partners (people with physical impairments) – purple jacket
- Support dogs (physical and other impairments) – blue jacket
Under the Act, it is an offence for any operator or driver to refuse to carry assistance dogs. On conviction for such an offence, drivers can be fined up to £1,000.
Where a driver has an allergy to dogs, the driver must apply for an exemption from carrying assistance dogs. If no exemption has been applied for and subsequently granted, then drivers are still required to carry assistance dogs. Where an application is made to the licensing authority for an exemption, it must be supported by medical evidence. The driver with the allergy should be under the care of a specialist consultant and will be required to produce reports from their consultant.