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Taxis and minicabs

Taxi roof sign

The licensing of taxi vehicles and drivers in South Gloucestershire are the responsibility of licensing services.

We issue licences and permits for taxis and mini cabs and make sure that licensees abide by licence conditions and regulations. We are also responsible for setting fares charged by hackney carriages, whilst private hire vehicles operate on the basis that the fare is agreed between the driver and the customer.


Taxi meters

All Hackney carriages should be fitted with a taxi meter.

Taxi ranks

There are a number of official taxi ranks in South Gloucestershire.

Taxi roof signs

All Hackney carriages must display an official roof sign. These are no longer issued by the council.

Taxis (Hackney carriage)

There are two types of taxi hackney carriages and private hire vehicles. Generally hackney carriages ...

Taxis (private hire)

There are two types of taxi hackney carriages and private hire vehicles. Generally hackney carriages ...

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