Declaration of interest, obtaining a Hackney Carriage Proprietors Licence

We currently limit the number of Hackney Carriage Proprietors Licences we issue to 84 and we are now in the position to allocate two licences.

If you are the holder of a valid driver’s licence issued by this authority, you can complete the ‘declaration of interest’ form and return it to the Licensing Team by 19 November 2023.  Holders of Private Hire Exempt driver licences can submit a ‘declaration of interest’, however would need to convert their current driver licence to a dual driver’s licence should they wish to drive a Hackney Carriage themselves.  The completed form can be submitted by way of post or by email, unfortunately any ‘declarations of interest’ forms received after this date will not be considered. 

Once all the ‘declarations of interest’ forms are received and validated, a random ballot will take place at the earliest possible opportunity either at a Licensing Committee or Drivers Panel.

The successful persons will be notified as soon as possible after the draw and will then need to submit a valid Hackney Carriage Proprietors licence application to the authority within 28 days.

The vehicle must be wheelchair accessible and comply with the current vehicle criteria. 

Please contact the Licensing Team on for a 'register of interest' form.  For more information regards qualifying criteria, please see the allocation of Hackney Carriage Proprietors Licences Policy

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Licensing Team on 01376 557790.


Address: Causeway House
Bocking End

Telephone: 01376 552525