If you would like to work in our Call Centre, please get in touch with us through the link below. If you think you're interested in becoming a driver with us, please read the information below and follow the relevant instructions.
Hackney Carriage Vehicles (Taxis)
A licensed taxi may be hired at one of the Boroughs taxi ranks, or it can be hailed in the street or be pre booked. Hackney Carriage vehicles display the councils door sticker on the front doors and a licence plate to the rear of the vehicle. The plate is white and displays full details of the vehicle that is licensed. All hackney carriage vehicles must display a taxi roof sign and carry a taximeter. Wheelchair Accessible vehicles display an orange plate.
Private Hire Vehicles
Private Hire vehicles must be pre booked and are generally used by operators for contract hire, executive hire and airport work etc. These vehicles display the Councils door sticker on the front doors and a licence plate to the rear of the vehicle. The plate is yellow and displays full details of the vehicle that is licensed.
Initial Application (Drivers)
Before a person can drive a licensed vehicle, whether it be a Hackney Carriage or a Private Hire vehicle they must fulfil the following criteria:
All applicants will be required to submit:-
All applicants will be required to sit a knowledge test, based on the Castle Point area.
Applying for a Licence - How to do this
To apply for a licence to become a driver and drive a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle or for any other queries, please contact the Licensing Unit on 01268 882416 or forms can be downloaded from the home page - forms on line
By appointment:- The Licensing Unit, Castle Point Borough Council, Kiln Road Benfleet, Essex SS7 1TF