The council is consulting on use of an online hackney carriage (taxi) and private hire licensing application system as the only way to apply and purchase the services.
It is intended to replace the current paper based taxi licensing system with an online licensing system. The online system will be accessed through the council’s website and allow customers to apply and pay for their taxi licenses, badges and vehicle plates. This effects driver, operator and vehicle applications.
The licencing system would enable customers to go online via various devices (e.g. Smartphones (Apple and android), PCs, tablets, laptops, etc) or at one of the developing community hubs across the city (e.g. Herlington Centre, Cross Keys in Westwood and Gladstone Park) or libraries to apply and pay for their licenses, badges and plates.