Weymouth and Portland Private Hire / Hackney Carriage Licensing
Information on Private Hire and Hackney Carriage licensing for Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.
Hackney Carriage and Private Hire
The basic difference between hackney carriages and private hire vehicles is that hackney carriages are permitted to work from the various ranks in the town and can also be hailed in the street.
Private hire vehicles are only available by prior booking through a private hire office and are not allowed to be hailed in the street.
In order to help to distinguish between the two types of vehicle hackney carriages have yellow licence plates on the backs of their vehicles and private hire have blue plates.
New Taxi Surgery Hours
As was notified to ALL drivers in the recent Newsletter, staff will be combined in one location, namely the Council Offices, North Quay, Weymouth with a two day surgery in Dorchester.
Weymouth: Monday and Thursday - 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm - appointments only
Dorchester: Wednesday and Friday - 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm - appointments only
You will also be able to make appointments for other days for urgent matters.
It will be more important than ever to telephone prior to your arrival at our offices to ensure a member of staff is available.
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles
The following taxi drivers offer wheelchair accessible vehicles
Mr S Burt - Tel: 07791534415
Mr T Jarman - Tel: 07739366326 or 01305 775151 (Bee Cars)
Further useful information for taxi drivers
- Taxis download forms and information
Application forms and documents for Private Hire and Hackney Carriage licensing for Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.
- Weymouth and Portland Online Licensing Register
Please note the register for Weymouth and Portland Borough Council is temporarily off line so if you need any information please contact 01305 838000 and ask to be put through to the Licensing Department.