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Taxi / private hire car licences

This page offers information and application forms on the various taxi / private hire car licences that are available such as running an office which takes bookings for taxis / private hire cars, a driver licence for a taxi / private hire car or if you want to use your own car as a taxi / private hire car.

If you already have a taxi or private hire car you can use our Inspection Sheet for your taxi servicing.

Please click on the down arrows to reveal further information on each of these licences:

Taxi Car Licence

You need to have a licence from Fife Council if you wish to use a vehicle as a licensed Taxi.

A licensed Taxi can accept
  • pre- booked hires (usually by telephone)
  • hires from a Taxi rank
  • hires that have been “hailed” in the street

A taxi car licence is not required for a vehicle while it is being used

 

  • in connection with a funeral or wedding
  • for carrying passengers under a contract for its exclusive hire for a period of not less than 24 hours

Click to apply on this application pack link and to get more information on:

 

  • how to submit an application
  • the documentation and fee required
  • the application process
  • the time it takes to process your application
  • the standard conditions attached to a Taxi licence

Apply for a taxi car licence.

Private Hire Car Licence

You need to have a licence from Fife Council if you wish to use a vehicle as a Private Hire Car.
A Private Hire Car can only accept pre-booked hires (usually by telephone).

A Private Hire Car licence is not required for a vehicle while it is being used
  • in connection with a funeral or wedding
  • for carrying passengers under a contract for its exclusive hire for a period of not less than 24 hours

Further details on the legislation governing this type of licence can be found by clicking on the Useful Links below - Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.

Click to apply on this application pack link and to get more information on
  • how to submit an application
  • the documentation and fee required
  • the application process
  • the time it takes to process your application
  • the standard conditions attached to a Private Hire Car licence

Apply for a Private Hire Car Licence.

Taxi / Private Hire Car Driver Licence

To work as a Taxi / Private Hire Car driver in Fife, either employed or self-employed, you need a licence from Fife Council.

A Taxi / Private Hire Car Drivers licence allows you to drive a Taxi or Private Hire Car. 

If you wish to operate a vehicle as a Taxi or Private Hire Car a separate licence known as a Taxi Car Licence or a Private Hire Car Licence will be required in addition to this drivers licence.

Further details on the legislation governing this type of licence can be found on the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.

Click to apply on this application pack link and to get more information on
  • how to submit an application
  • the documentation and fee required
  • the application process
  • the time it takes to process your application
  • the standard conditions attached to a Taxi/Private Hire Car Drivers licence
 Apply for a Taxi / Private Hire Car Driver Licence.

Taxi / Private Hire Car Booking Office Licence

A Booking Office licence is required for the use of premises for the carrying on of a business which consists to any extent of the taking bookings, by means of communication, from members of the public for the hire of a vehicle which is a licensed taxi or private hire car.  Premises are exempt from a Booking Office Licence if the number of vehicles in respect of which bookings are taken does not exceed 3 at any time.

Further details on the legislation governing this type of licence can be found by clicking on the Useful Links below - Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.

Click to apply on this application pack link and to get more information on
  • how to submit an application
  • the documentation and fee required
  • the application process
  • the time it takes to process your application
  • the standard conditions attached to a Booking Office licence

Apply for a Taxi / Private Hire Car Booking Office Licence.

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