Hartlepool Borough Council

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Licence - Private Hire Drivers: Outline

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles can only be driven by appropriately licensed drivers. Dual licences can be obtained which allow drivers to drive both hackney carriage and private hire vehicles.


Applicants are only granted a licence if the Council is satisfied that they are 'fit and proper' persons. Checks are made via an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure, Group 2 medical, and driving licence.


For further information please visit the licensing homepage.

Contact: Licensing

Department: Public Health

Telephone: 01429 523354

Civic Centre, Civic Centre, Hartlepool, TS24 8AY

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