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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

Becoming a driver

Information on what you have to do and the costs involved in getting a hackney carriage or private hire driver licence.

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.

Operator licence

Information including costs involved in obtaining an operators licence

Wheelchair accessible vehicles

This is a list of wheelchair accessible vehicles designated for the purposes of Section 165 of the Equality Act 2010

Taxi Licensing - Report a concern

Report an issue with a taxi driver, their vehicle or their company

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