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Hackney Carriage (Taxi) and Private Hire Licences

The Royal Borough is responsible for the licensing of Hackney Carriage (Taxis), Private Hire Drivers and Private Hire Operators who wish to operate within the Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

As a new applicant please contact the Customer Contact Centre on 01628 683840 for an Application Pack to be sent to you. Before a driver licence can be issued checks will be carried out to determine if you are a 'fit and proper person' to be issued with a licence.

Certificate of Compliance (MOT)

A certificate of Compliance from 1 of the Council's approved garages; a Compliance Certificate must be no older than 28 days on the date of the issue of the licence. For vehicles over 9 years from the date of first registration must have a Certificate of Compliance every 6 months.

Current approved garages are:

  • Deftera Motors, Arch, 59 Alma Road Windsor SL4 3HY, 01753 621757
  • J & K Autos Ltd, Unit 3, Lee Lane, Maidenhead SL6 6PE, 01628 778348
  • P M Autos (Slough) Ltd, 148 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough SL1 4SS, 01753 533007
  • Chalvey Car Service, 28 Alexandra Road, Slough, SL1 2NQ, 01753 527223
  • Gladstone, Denmark Street, Maidenhead, SL6 7HJ, 01628 290182
  • Triple S MOT Centre Ltd, 1a Belgrave Road, Slough, SL1 3RG, 01753 533134
  • A & S Mot Ltd, 88 Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5EJ, 01753 206141

Licensing a vehicle less than 1 year of age, No Certificate of Compliance is required within a period of 1 year from date of first registration.

Private Hire Operator

Private Hire Operator licences are required by individuals or firms taking bookings for the hire of private hire vehicles. The law requires that operators must be licensed by the same authority licensing the vehicles and drivers working within their control.

New applicants will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before an Operator Licence can be issued. Current licence holders are required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check every 3 years.

For a Private Hire Operator Application Form and for Private Hire Operator Conditions.

Complaints against a licensed Driver or licensed Vehicle

Complaints against a Taxi or Private Hire Driver and/or vehicle must be made in writing to Licensing Section, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead SL6 1R. Please complete a Complaints Form which should be emailed to licensing@rbwm.gov.uk.

Hackney Carriage Fares

The Proprietor or driver of a Hackney Carriage shall display a statement of the fares (Tariff) fixed by the Council to be clearly displayed in their vehicle.

Licensing team contact details:

Town Hall St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
01628 683840 Email: licensing@rbwm.gov.uk
  • Hackney Carriage Tariff

Taxi Complaint Form

  • Licensing Taxi Complaint Form

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Modified: 2015-03-31
Published: Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:09:20
Author: Jennifer Brown
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