Toggle menu

Hackney carriage and private hire policy

On 20 July, 2021, Chichester District Council approved a new hackney carriage and private hire policy for the Chichester district. The overriding objective of the policy is to promote public safety. 

The new policy incorporates various requirements which stem from the Statutory taxi and private hire vehicle standards (opens new window), published in July 2020 by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Following on from the adoption of the policy in 2021, the General Licensing Committee approved on the 12 October 2022 subsequent minor changes to the policy.  These changes were deemed necessary and are helpful in terms of providing clarification regarding a number of matters which have arisen following the practical experience of implementing the new policy since July 2021.

Hackney carriage and private hire policy (Word doc) [99KB]

Appendices

Appendix A - Hackney and Private Hire Vehicles - National Inspection Standards - Best Practice Guide - August 2012 (PDF) [397KB]

Appendix B - Conditions relating to the construction and licensing of Hackney Carriages in the District of Chichester (Word doc) [74KB]

Appendix C - Hackney Carriage Byelaws (Word doc) [18KB]

Appendix D - Fees (Word doc) [53KB]

Appendix E - Convictions Policy (Word doc) [123KB]

Appendix F - Knowledge Test (Word doc) [74KB]

Appendix G - Guidelines for Private Hire Vehicle Safety Partition Screens (Word doc) [126KB]

Appendix H - Seating Configurations (Word doc) [310KB]

Appendix I - Private Hire Driver Licence Conditions (Word doc) [127KB]

Appendix J - Private Hire Vehicle Licence Conditions (Word doc) [53KB]

Appendix K - Private Hire Operators Licence Conditions (Word doc) [125KB]