Report an accident involving a taxi

The proprietor of a Hackney Carriage Vehicle or private hire vehicle must report an accident within 72 hours of an accident taking place.

Failure to notify the Council within 72 hours is an offence and further enforcement action may be taken. To inform us of an accident please completeĀ an Accident Report form and return it to us by post to:

Licensing
Legal Services
PO Box 634
Barnsley
S70 9GG

Information we'll need

Please make sure that you provide the following details:

  • full name
  • address
  • telephone number and/or email address
  • plate number

Information about the accident such as location of where the accident happened, if anyone was seriously hurt, witness details (if any), whether if it was reported to the Police and detailed description of the damage to the vehicle including whether it is roadworthy.