Taxi Vehicle Licence Application Form - Fee for one year £203

To be completed if Applicant is and Individual
Please state trading name
Q2. TO BE COMPLETED IF APPLICANT IS COMPANY OR PARTNERSHIP (A LETTER SIGNED BY ALL PARTNERS MUST BE SUBMITTED STATING THAT THE PARTNERSHIP IS STILL IN PLACE)
Full names, home addresses and dates and place of birth of all directors or partners
Agent who will carry out day to day management
Q3 - VEHICLE DETAILS
Subject to the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, state below particulars of any convictions, including Road Traffic Offences, and Fixed Penalties incurred against any person named above.
Convictions
YOUR CURRENT REGISTRATION DOCUMENT, CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE AND MOT CERTIFICATE (IF APPLICABLE) MUST BE UPLOADED WHEN YOU LODGE THIS APPLICATION.
Please upload your registration document
Declaration
Any person who in or in connection with the making of this application makes any statement which he knows to be false or recklessly makes any statement which is false in a material particular shall be guilty of an offence and liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £2,500.

 

Taxi Vehicle Specification

Vehicle Inspection

 

1.

The holder of the licence is required to present the vehicle to one of the approved Council garages to undergo and pass an annual inspection.

3.

 Vehicles when first being licensed by Stirling Council can be no more than five years old from the date of first registration.  There is no upper age limit for vehicles after they are licensed.

2.

Vehicles will be subject to frequent testing depending on the age and type of vehicle:

Saloon Car

1-3 yrs old 1 test per year

3-5 yrs old 2 tests per year

5-7 yrs old 3 tests per year

7+ yrs old 4 tests per year

Wheelchair adapted

1-3 yrs old 1 test per year

3-5 yrs old 2 tests per year

5-8 yrs old 3 tests per year

8+ yrs old 4 tests per year

Custom Built Vehicles

1-3 yrs old 1 test per year

3-5 yrs old 2 tests per year

5-12 yrs old 3 tests per year

12+ yrs old 4 tests per year

3.

At the time of application and test the Registration Document, valid Certificate of Insurance and current MOT Certificate (for vehicles over 1 year old) must be presented along with the appropriate fee for the test and plates.

 

Vehicle Type

The vehicle may be:

 

1.

A saloon/hatchback/estate type.

2.

Accessible small minibus / MPV type.

3.

Accessible Purpose Built Cab.

 

Saloon/hatchback/estate cars must comply with the following:

1.

Have not less than 4 doors.

2.

Have a minimum internal width of 1.37 metres.

3.

Be white or silver in colour.

4.

Be capable of carrying a minimum of 3 passengers.

5.

Have sufficient boot/luggage space for a folded standard size wheelchair.

6.

Have an illuminated roof sign.

7.

Have a fire extinguisher fitted in a suitable fastener readily accessible to the driver (minimum capacity of 1kg of a suitable multi purpose fire extinguisher) and that the fire extinguisher be no more than 5 years older from the date of manufacture..

8.

Have a calibrated taximeter fitted in a position which is approved by the Council.

9.

Have the name of the holder of the licence and licence number on the rear nearside and offside doors, immediately below the window frame and on the inside of the vehicle, in a position clearly visible to passengers in letters at a maximum of  25mm in height, and in contrasting colour from the vehicle.

10.

Have licence plates issued by the Licensing Team.

 

Small minibus/MPV type vehicles must comply with the following:

1.

Have not less than 4 doors.

2.

Have a minimum internal width of 1.37 metres.

3.

Be white or silver in colour.

4.

Sufficient space must be available for passengers luggage.

5.

Be capable of carrying a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 passengers with transverse seats in an approved layout.

6.

Have an illuminated roof sign.

7.

Have a fire extinguisher fitted in a suitable fastener readily accessible to the driver (minimum capacity of 1kg of a suitable multi purpose fire extinguisher) and that the fire extinguisher be no more than 5 years older from the date of manufacture.

8.

Have a calibrated taximeter fitted in a position which is approved by the Council.

9.

Have the name of the holder of the licence and licence number on the rear nearside and offside doors, immediately below the window frame and on the inside of the vehicle, in a position clearly visible to passengers in letters a mximum of 25mm in height, and in contrasting colour from the vehicle.

10.

Have licence plates issued by the Licensing Team.

11.

All wheelchair accessible vehicles should be fitted and comply with all relevant legislation and Department of Transport and the Environment guidance.

 

Purpose-built Cabs must comply with the following:

These vehicles must be:

1.

Wheelchair accessible.

2.

Be white or silver in colour.

 

Condition of Vehicles

The holder of the licence shall ensure that the vehicle, including all bodywork, upholstery and fittings, is maintained in a safe and serviceable condition, and subject to prevailing road conditions, is kept clean and tidy both internally and externally.

Display of Plates and Signs

The holder of the licence shall ensure that while the vehicle is in use as a taxi, any licence and fare plates issued by the Council are displayed.

Taxi Vehicle Test Certificate

Once the vehicle has passed on all points, the inspector from the garage will send a completed Test Certificate to the Licensing Section and the Taxi Vehicle Licence and plates will be issued.

 

 

Last updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 4:49 PM