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 by downloading and completing our form (pdf).
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