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Taxi licensing

On the 2nd March 2017 the Licensing Committee gave approval for a project to be carried out into the feasibility of having a list of approved garages within the Borough, this was prompted by the imminent withdrawal of the Councils Testing Facilities at Waterswallows. 

The Proposed list includes all of the MOT stations within the Borough that have either a Green or Amber rating.

This will mean that your vehicle will have to be tested at one of the MOT stations on the approved list, (twice a year) this includes all executive hire vehicles, limousines etc.


Have your say and complete this feedback form on the changes. [114KB]

All current and new drivers within the High Peak are now required to complete a Safeguarding session. Please note: if you have already taken this course you do not need to take it again.

Our new Taxi Licence Policy was agreed and adopted on 01/11/2016. If you would like any further clarification on this, please contact us.


View information on the latest Hackney Carriage Fares Increase - 2017 [34KB]

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