Taxi and private hire licensing
  • A to Z
  • Newsroom
  • Contact us
  • Accessibility
  • A- A+

Taxi and private hire licensing

We are responsible for licensing Hackney carriage (taxis) and private hire vehicles and their drivers in Leeds. We licence vehicles, drivers and operators and work to ensure that they meet the specific conditions that are placed upon their licence.​

All licensed taxi and private hire drivers are subject to an enhanced criminal records disclosure.
Our overriding principle is the safety of the travelling public.​​

Important: Police announcement

It has been reported to the Police that a number of drivers have been subjected to incidents where they have been assaulted and attempts have been made to steal money from them. These incidents have involved passengers being carried in the vehicles making threats using a knife. The drivers have understandably been left feeling extremely traumatised by the experience.

It is paramount that the safety of the drivers is maintained whilst they go about their business in providing a service to the public in Leeds. It is in response to these series of offences that the Police have initiated Operation Bronzegill. This operation has already identified a number of suspects who have been arrested and further enquires are ongoing.

Any person with any knowledge can call the control room on 101 and quote Operation Bronzegill and provide any information.