The fees charged for taxi and private hire licence applications, vehicle testing and sundries were reviewed in November 2019 and were approved at a meeting of the District Council's Governance and Resources Committee, on 9th January 2020. The increase is considered necessary to reduce the existing service subsidy.
The fees have been advertised and the taxi trade have been notified of the proposed increase.
The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, S70 (3) only requires the Council to advertise any proposed increases in respect of Licensed Vehicle and Private Hire Operator Licences. The Council has included the proposed increases to Taxi and PHV Driver Licences, as a matter of courtesy.
If you wish to make comment on the proposed fees please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or post to the Licensing Manager, Derbyshire Dales District Council. Town Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NN
It is proposed that the revised fees should take effect from 1st April 2020.
A complete list of the current fees for licence applications, inspections and sundries relating to taxi and private hire licensing can be viewed here.
It should be noted that these are the fees that the taxi trade pay to apply for or renew their licences - they are not the fees that a driver charges a customer.
The charge that drivers make to their customers (to help them recover the cost of their business) are set separately and are known as taxi fares.
Council Officers are reviewing the current maximum fares that the taxi drivers are allowed to charge. These fares have not been reviewed since 2011. Officers will be working with the trade to introduce a revised table of maximum fares that can be advertised for consultation with all stakeholders including the general public.
21 February 2020.