Taxis and Private Hire Cars content The Licensing Committee at its meeting held on 29th March 2018 agreed to consider the fare proposals below, any person wishing to make representations should do so in writing to Head of Democratic and Legal Services, 21 City Square, Dundee, DD1 3BY by no later than the 2nd May. The proposal will be considered along with any objections but the Licensing Committee at its meeting on 3rd May if agreed the new fares will take effect from 1st June 2018. Procedure for Applying Dates of Meetings Current Fees Complaints and Objections (73KB PDF) Taxi Fares as at 1st August 2019 (PDF) Dundee Taxi Survey Report 2018 (1415KB PDF) Dundee Taxi Survey Report 2017 (597KB PDF) Dundee Taxi Survey Report 2016 (1.1MB PDF) Dundee Taxi Survey Report 2013 (1.24MB PDF) Policy on Corporate Licences and Electric Vehicles (3 March 2016) Approved List of Electric Vehicles and Details of Charging Points (47KB MS Word doc) (3 March 2016) Approved List of Vehicles Policy on New Grant of Taxi Licences (1 September 2016) Policy on Types of Vehicles permitted as Private Hire Cars (1 September 2016) Policy on Exemptions from carrying Assistance Dogs (1 April 2012) Limit on Taxi Licences At its meeting held on 2nd March 2017 the Licensing Committee considered the Dundee Taxi Survey Report 2017(597KB PDF) and agreed : that there was no significant demand for taxis in terms of Section 10(3) of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982; to resolve that no new licences be issued until the number of licences fell below 555, at which time a further survey would be undertaken to determine if that figure was still appropriate as an indicator of unmet demand, subject always to the Committee's legal duty to consider, in individual cases, whether any exceptions should be made to that limit; that a full survey be held in 3 years time with interim or top up surveys annually; and to note that the report to be prepared by officers containing proposals for the maintenance of the 60/40 WAV/Saloon car split decided by the Committee at the meeting on 23rd October, 2012, with particular attention to how such licences would be allocated between operators, would only be forthcoming as and when a report indicating that there was significant unmet demand was received. Further details and policy reports can be found at: Minute of meeting of the Licensing Committee on 27th June 2013. Minute of meeting of the Licensing Committee on 23rd October 2012 Minute of meeting of the Licensing Committee on 20th December 2011 Taxi Driver Training The Licensing Committee have agreed that all drivers should be trained to SVQ level 2 or equivalent by 31st May 2017. Courses have been approved and the details of the course can be found by contacting the following: EN Recruitment Services : 01382 322330 and Unite the Union : 01382 811573 The benefits of training are For the trade it will: Improve the image of the taxi trade Result in a better quality of service and reduce the number of complaints Provide a better image of Dundee, especially with visitors and tourists For the operator/taxi offices it will: Attract more drivers with the right skills Improve reliability and retention of drivers Improve competitiveness and best value Raise standards in the quality of service provided Increase customer satisfaction, reduce complaints and liabilities Improve loyalty of customers Raise the profile of the company Improve business performance For the driver it will provide: Improved self-esteem and job satisfaction The prospect to enhance earnings through quality of service provided The opportunity to work in an acknowledged profession An opportunity to engage in learning and obtain a recognised qualification Enhance the quality of service provided The potential to reduce insurance costs For Dundee City Council it will: Reduce costs of monitoring drivers Result in fewer complaints and public risk Make it easier for local authorities to collaborate on licensing regimes thereby assisting labour mobility Local authorities create a locally licensed service which achieves nationally recognised standards There are over 700 Licensed Taxis and Private Cars in Dundee. The majority of vehicles are saloon cars which are licensed to carry 4 passengers. There are over 200 wheelchair accessible taxis which can carry a maximum of 8 passengers. Stretched limos are licensed as Private Hire Cars. Taxis can pick up passengers in the street whilst Private Hire Cars must be prebooked. Police Scotland are consulted on all applications and applicants for Taxi Driver Licences need to pass a Knowledge Test. All vehicles are tested to high standard. Applications are considered by the Licensing Committee which meets monthly, with the exception of August, when the Council is in recess. Please note that the application forms currently available on this page are for new applications only. Important: Notes on Downloading You will need to uncompress downloaded files, to do this you may need Winzip or an equivalent. To read 'PDF' documents you may also require Adobe Reader. If you have the choice, and you are on a slow connection, Word documents will download faster than Adobe documents. Taxi Driver's Licence - Application Form and Conditions Commonly called a Taxi Badge and needed to drive a Taxi or Private Hire Car fitted with a taximeter. The Licensing Committee have agreed that all drivers should be trained to SVQ level 2 or equivalent before they are issued a licence. See taxi driver training link above for more details. For the avoidance of doubt no temporary licences are being issued until the training is completed. Download Taxi Driver Licence Application Form Download Taxi Driver Licence Conditions Download Taxi Driver Guidance Notes Taxi Operator's Licence - Application Form and Conditions See application form for circumstances under which a Taxi Licence will be issued. Download Taxi Licence Application Form Download The Approved Accessible Vehicles Download Guidance Notes for Taxi Testing Download Wheelchair Accessible Taxi - Guidance and Assessment Criteria Download Taxi Licence Conditions - Full Volume Download Taxi Licence Conditions - Low Volume Download Taxi Conditions - Salon Vehicles Download Taxi Licence Conditions - Low Volume Electric Download Taxi Licence Conditions - Full Volume Electric Download Taxi Licence Conditions - Saloon Vehicles Electric Download Taxi Licence Guidance Notes Private Hire Car Driver's Licence - Application Form and Conditions This is needed to drive a Private Hire Car. This only allows the holder to drive a Private Hire Car which is NOT fitted with a taximeter. Anyone wishing to drive a Private Hire Car which is fitted with a taximeter should apply for a Taxi Driver's Licence. Download Private Hire Car Driver Licence Application Form Download Private Hire Car Driver Licence Conditions Private Hire Car Operator's Licence - Application Form and Conditions This is needed to put a vehicle on the road as a Private Hire Car (note that this Licence also covers Limousines and Airport Transfer Vehicles). Download Private Hire Car Operator Licence Application Form Download Private Hire Car Operator Conditions Download Private Hire Car Operator Conditions Electric Taxi & Private Hire Booking Licence - Application Form and Conditions This is required when bookings are being taken from premises where there are more than 3 vehicles operating as Taxis or Private Hire Cars. Download Taxi & Private Hire Booking Office Application Form Download Taxi & Private Hire Booking Office Conditions Variation to Licence - Forms The Council allow up to full livery advertising on Taxis and a limited form of advertising on Private Hire Cars. Full details of the criteria allowing advertising is included in the notes of guidance on the application form. Tinited windows is only allowed on Private Hire Vehicles under delagted powers if the application is for a Taxi Operators Licence then this would need to go to the Licenisng Committee. Download Private Hire Tinted Windows Application Download Variation for Advertising Application Change in circumstances form CCTV in Taxis/Private Hire Cars - Guidance Notes and Forms In allowing the installation and use of CCTV the Licensing Committee recognises that such systems can be used to prevent and detect crime, reduce the fear of crime and enhance the safety of taxis and private hire car drivers as well as their passenger. This policy also seeks to ensure that the installation and operation of CCTV systems do not compromise the safety of either drivers or passengers or unreasonably interfere with the privacy of member of the public. In order to have CCTV installed in your car you must notify apply for a request for variation to your licence this can be done by completing an application for variation and paying the fee of £20, the request will be approved under delegated powers and we will write to you with the details of how to order the CCTV along with the discount code. The only CCTV is Smartwitness if you give the Licensing Office a call on 01382 434444 they will be able to give the details for Smartwitness and also the costings and discount code to be used. Download Private Hire CCTV Only Application Download Private Hire or Taxi Operator Tinted Windows & CCTV Application Download the CCTV Policy. Drivers Group 2 Standards - Conditions and Guidance Taxi and Private Hire Drivers must meet group 2 standards as stated in the conditions of the licence. If your circumstances change and you do not meet group 2 standards or are not sure if you meet group 2 standards then you must notify the Licensing Office, you can contact the office on 01382 434403, firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the office at 20 City Square, Dundee, DD1 3BY. The guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/general-information-assessing-fitness-to-drive if you are unsure you can contact your doctor and they can advise you if you meet group 2 standards and if you should notify the office.