Taxi Licensing legislation

There are two main Acts, which cover Hackney Carriage and Private Hire:

  • Town Police Clauses Act 1847
  • Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

Both of these Acts are obtainable from Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO). The main central library in Coventry holds a copy of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 together with Coventry City Council's by-laws, which gives additions to this Act.

The Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022 also applies;

 A driver of a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle where a vehicle has been booked by or for a disabled person or another person accompanied by a disabled person that the driver has been made aware of before the start of the passenger’s journey that the passenger requires assistance to identify or find that vehicle.




Taxi licensing office

Address: Whitley Depot
259 London Road

Telephone: 024 7683 2183