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Hackney Carriage/Private Hire?

We issue licences for both Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles. The below table details the differences between the two types of taxi.

 Hackney Carriage vehiclePrivate Hire vehicle
Can be hailed in the streetYesNo
Can stand and be hired at a taxi rankYesNo
Can be pre-bookedYesYes
Must display a fare meter in the vehicleYesNo
Must display a 'taxi' top light on the vehicleYesNo
Must display South Holland Council signs on the vehicle doorsNoYes
Must work for a private hire operatorNoYes

For more information or to apply for a vehicle licence, please visit our Hackney Carriage vehicle and Private Hire vehicle pages.