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Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles
Many Mole Valley residents use taxis to get around the district from time to time, but were you aware that there are actually two different types of licensed vehicle in operation?
Consultation about changes to taxi licensing
We would like your views about a number of proposed changes to current taxi and private hire licensing policy, in a consultation running from Monday 23 October to Monday 4 December. For more information please click here
Taxis (or hackney carriages)
Private hire vehicles
All drivers are licensed and should wear the badge issued by Mole Valley District Council (MVDC). If any driver is found not to be wearing his driver's badge, please report by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to look for when booking a taxi
With so many similar names of taxi and private hire vehicles companies online, it is important to check that the car you ordered has come from the company you ordered it from. There are ways to check this:
All taxis that have a plate starting with a '7' are wheelchair accessible. However, there are other vehicles available, both taxi and private hire, that are also accessible. Please check with the driver or private hire company before accepting a booking.
These guidelines are not there to scare you or put you off hiring a taxi or private hire vehicle. They are there to protect you from any unlicensed or rogue trader that may be trying to make money from an unsuspecting passenger
The vast majority of taxi and private hire bookings are completed without any problems but, if you do encounter any such issues, please email email@example.com or call 01306 879351.
The published Tariff (see 'Downloads') is the current charge for all taxi journeys. This has remained the same since 19 May 2014.
Applying for a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Drivers licence or a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Vehicle Licence.
To apply for a drivers licence you will need to come into our Pippbrook offices in Dorking and request a 'Drivers Pack'. The pack costs £10, but this will be taken off the full application fee if going ahead with the application.
You will also need to to license the vehicle, application forms are available from our Pippbrook offices. If you are licensing a Hackney Carriage for the first time it will need to be wheelchair accessible, a Private Hire vehicle does not need to be wheelchair accessible for licensing. Any new licensed vehicle will need to be six years old or younger.
Full information can be obtained from calling 01306 879351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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