Taxi licence checks

We carry out vehicle stop and checks on taxis to make sure the licence conditions are being met. If any of the conditions have been broken, the offence can carry a maximum fine of between £400 and £5000. In some cases the offence also includes a minimum of six to eight points on your licence.


The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 includes the following:

We carry out test purchases throughout Barnsley. Anyone found to be operating without the correct licences as required by law may be subject to prosecution.

Illegal taxis

We look into all reports of illegal taxis. This includes reports of people offering a taxi service or cheap lifts on social media.

If you know or suspect someone of driving an illegal taxi, please tell us by filling in our online form.