The Council issues licences for people to drive Private Hire or Hackney Carriage vehicles, subject to a Disclosure Barring Service Check and regular medical checks.
Applicants will be required to be at least 21 years of age and have held a full UK/EU driving licence for at least two years prior to application. Applicants must also pass a Driver Knowledge Test to show an understanding of the area, conditions of the licence and the Penalty Points Scheme.
The revised Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy effect on 1 January 2016.
Penalty Points Scheme (pdf - 127kb)
Hackney Carriage vehicles may ply for hire and pick up fares. Hackney Carriages may also wait at either of the two 24 hours taxi ranks or the two evening taxi ranks within Epsom Town Centre. The main rank is situated opposite Epsom Train Station, Station Approach, Epsom. The smaller rank is situated near the Clock Tower, High Street, Epsom. The two evening ranks are situated on the High Street, Epsom close to Lloyds TSB, and on Upper High Street, close to the Odeon Cinema, these ranks operate from 9pm until 4am daily.
Epsom Black Taxis can be contacted on 01372 888111 and the Epsom Station Taxi Rank can be contacted on 01372 723619. Other companies that operate Hackney Carriage vehicles include Epsom Cabs and Cars who can be contacted on 01372 739090, CST Taxis, Minibus and Wheelchair Service who can be contacted on 020 8873 6981, and JMB Taxis (full wheelchair access, card payments accepted) on 07506671976.
Private Hire Vehicles
Private hire vehicles may not ply for hire (be flagged down in the street). They are only available for prearranged bookings.
All licensed vehicles must display an external plate which identifies the vehicle, its expiry date and licence number and will have undergone a mechanical and bodywork check before being licensed.
Private Hire Operators
As private hire work is by prior agreement and arrangement, records must be kept showing details of journeys, vehicles used and drivers. This requires a level of administration and people operating private hire vehicles must hold an operator's licence. Checks made will ensure that any operator is a fit and proper person.
Link to the Private Hire Operators, Chauffeur and Executive Hire Services licensed by Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
How do I apply?
You must complete the appropriate application form and send it together with the appropriate fee to the address below. Cheques should be made payable to Epsom & Ewell Borough Council.
Link to list of the current fees and charges
Equality Act 2010The Equality Act 2010
came into force in October 2010. The Act contains provisions that relate to Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles.
Telephone: 01372 732000