Taxi and private hire licensing
Details of licensing requirements for taxi and private hire.
Please note, if you wish to advertise on your vehicle you must submit: Approval to advertise application [17kb]
Taxis are permitted to pick up fares from the street without pre-booking. Both the vehicle and the driver must have separate licences.
Private hire must be pre-booked. Both the vehicle and the driver must have separate licences.
Both private hire and taxi vehicles must be regularly tested to conform to safety standards.
You need a licence to operate a booking office for four or more taxis or private hire cars.
How to make a complaint about the licensing process or make a complaint about a taxi or private hire operating in East Renfrewshire.
Free of charge applications for wheelchair accessible Taxi Licence or Private Hire Car Licence.