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Hackney Carriage and Private Hire

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) is committed to ensuring a professional, safe and high-quality transport service through our taxi licensing policy. We are responsible for licensing:

  • Hackney carriage vehicles and drivers
  • Private hire vehicles and drivers
  • Operators of private hire vehicles
    • Hackney Carriages, may be hailed, hired from a taxi rank or pre-booked. Licensed vehicles in Dudley will have a yellow licence plate fixed to the rear of the vehicle and have a light on the front displaying the word 'TAXI' or “FOR HIRE” when available for hire. Maximum fares for journeys within the borough are regulated by the council and a taximeter must be used.

    • Private hire vehicles must be booked in advance with their operating base and are identified by signs on the side of vehicle which give details of their operator and licence number and a blue licence plate fixed to the rear of the vehicle. Fares are not regulated and should be agreed at the time of booking.

All licensed taxi drivers in Dudley are issued with two identification badges showing their photograph and licence details. One badge must always be worn while the second badge is displayed within in the vehicle.

Getting into an unlicensed taxi could be extremely dangerous and you could be putting yourself at risk.

To contact the Licensing or Enforcement Teams please call 01384815101.

Drivers you can now book your vehicle renewal via our dedicated renewal telephone line. Please ring 01384 815050(PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS NUMBER IS A DEDICATED LINE FOR RENEWAL OF VEHICLE LICENCES ONLY)

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