Private hire checks

We carry out various vehicle stop and checks to make sure that taxi licence conditions are met. If any of the licence conditions have been broken, these offences can carry maximum fines of between £400 and £5,000 and in some cases will also include a minimum of 6 to 8 points on your licence.

You can find details of the legal requirements in the notice of test purchase operations for taxi licence checks.

We'll fully investigate all reports of illegal taxis. This includes reports of people offering a taxi service or cheap lifts on social media.