Private Hire Vehicles
A private hire vehicle is a motor vehicle constructed or adapted to seat fewer than 9 passengers, other than a hackney carriage or public service vehicle or a London cab or tramcar, which is provided for hire with the services of a driver for the purposes of carrying passengers
Private hire vehicles in Dover District must be licensed and must display a numbered plate issued by us on the front and rear of the vehicle
Both the driver and operator of a private hire vehicle must be licensed. The driver must wear the identification badge issued by us in a clear and readable position
A private hire vehicle may not use a rank or pick up passengers in the street unless previously booked to do so.
We have no power to regulate the fares charged by a private hire operator. The hirer should agree a fare prior to using the service. If a private hire operator uses a taximeter they may not charge in excess of the published hackney carriage tariff.
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Telephone: 01304 872295