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Consultation on the review of Middlesbrough Council’s Private Hire and Hackney Carriage licensing policy

In 2017/18, the council carried out a full review of its Private Hire and Hackney Carriage policy, with the new policy coming into effect on 1 March 2018. At that time of the review, we said that following a period of 12 months, we would carry out a further review of the policy to address any issues which had become apparent during that time.

A limited number of issues were identified by officers, Members, and the trade. These issues have been considered and further amendments to the policy have been made. View the draft revised policy.

For more information about some of the more significant changes to the policy, please refer to the summary of changes document.

The draft policy was then subject to a consultation exercise where comments were invited from all members of the trade and interested stakeholders. The consultation closed on 31 August 2019. The results will be published here after they have been analysed.

Application forms and information


Hackney Carriage / Private Hire driver licence
You must apply for a HC/PH driver’s licence online. See guidance and apply now.

Vehicle licence

You must apply for a HC/PH vehicle licence online. See guidance and apply now.

View the engineer report and JIG report approved providers list

Public registers

The council is required to maintain and publish a list of all licensed taxi drivers and licensed hire vehicles. You can use the online form to search for any licences which have been granted, suspended or reinstated in a particular month.