Taxi and private hire licensing
We are responsible for licensing taxi (hackney carriage) and private hire drivers, vehicles and operators in Sunderland. You can find information on how to get a new licence, renew an existing licence and how to report anything under the terms of your licence. All fees are subject to review. You can view a full list of fees and charges relating to hackney carriage and private hire licensing. If you have a licence, in order to keep our records up to date, you must inform us of any change of circumstances.
Department for Transport guidance for taxi drivers and customers - November 2020
Guidance documents during the Covid-19 pandemic
Information on what you have to do and the costs involved in getting a hackney carriage or private hire driver licence.
Information including costs involved to get a new or renewed hackney carriage or private hire driver licence and how to report a change of circumstances.
Information including costs involved in licensing a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle.
Let us know if you are replacing your vehicle or if you have bought a vehicle which is already licensed. Report any accidents or incidents.
Information including costs involved in obtaining an operators licence
This is a list of wheelchair accessible vehicles designated for the purposes of Section 165 of the Equality Act 2010
Report an issue with a taxi driver, their vehicle or their company