Licensing Policy

We are responsible for licensing hackney carriage and private hire drivers, their vehicles and private hire operators. 

The Policy sets out how the Council will carry out the licensing processes and how licence holders are expected to operate to pursue and promote the licensing objectives of:  
  • Protection of the public, to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable persons; and the prevention of crime  
  • The safety and health of drivers  
  • The establishment of professional and respected hackney carriage and private hire trades  
  • Vehicle safety, comfort and access  
  • Encouraging environmental sustainability  
  • Promoting Colchester as a vibrant, prosperous, thriving and welcoming place  
Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy

Page last reviewed: 9 April 2024