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Click here to download the DFT's advice dated 13 May 2020

Please see below regards Licensing applications and queries over the next few months. 

March 2020 Covid19 update – Licensing

To reduce face to face contact in light of the Government’s latest update on Covid19, the Licensing function at the Council is taking the following steps:

Please only submit licensing applications electronically for the foreseeable future and ensure that they are submitted well in advance of the renewal date. 6 weeks before the expiry of the licence is acceptable. Payments can still be made by calling 01757 705101.

Applications can be scanned or photographed (you need to ensure that they are readable). If you need advice or have a query about an application or licence please email Licensing in the usual way by emailing:

Please do not visit the Civic Centre unannounced, as we cannot guarantee that there will be anybody available to see you. Instead please contact the Licensing section in the first instance by email or telephone.

If you have haven’t already updated the Licensing Team with an email address please do so now, as this may have to be the main way we can communicate with you for the next few months. We also recommend that you check our website daily for updates, to ensure you have not missed any communication by using the following address:

The Licensing Team will do all that they can to help you and your business through the next few months and recommend that you email us if you have any concerns at all. However, the onus is on you to ensure that any licence you have remains active and valid, following this advice.


Click here to download Fraud Warning letter 29 May 2020

Click here to dowload the letter about deferred payment extension


Click here for details of the Leeds Clean Air Charging Zones  - Requested to be delayed until January 2021 


Click here for the letter to the Trade 23 March 2020, regarding vehicle renewals and testing of vehicles


Please click here for the Government's latest advice in regards to MOT tests due from the 30 March 2020.

Please click here for Guidance on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

25 March 2020 the Dft have produced the following advise below:

Taxis and private hire vehicles can continue to work. But the advice is absolutely clear - people should stay at home if possible. That is the way to save lives and protect our NHS. The public should avoid travel unless absolutely essential. The only reasons to leave our houses are set out in the government guidance.

Clearly if absolutely necessary to travel by taxi or private hire vehicle, best efforts should be used to follow the guidance as far as is practically possible, including washing your hands as soon as you get home.

Critical Worker Status

Taxi and private hire drivers should not generally be considered Critical Workers. Those undertaking Home to School transport or the transport of ‘extremely vulnerable’ people may be considered Critical Workers on a case-by-case basis. Critical Workers should also whenever possible make suitable arrangements for their children to stay at home; requests for children to attend school should be discussed with the school.”


If you are looking at purchasing a wheelchair accessbile vehicle or applying for a certificate of conformance for a recently converted vehicle. Please speak to the licensing team in the first instance for guidance.

Click here for a link to information on the prospective Leeds Clean air zone

Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Forum - The next meeing will be scheduled in the new year.
The Air Quality (Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles Database) (England and Wales) Regulations 2019

 From October 2019 the Council will be required under the above Regulations to provide information to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) about all hackney carriages and private hire vehicles licensed by Selby District Council to the above database. The information given will be, registration marks of vehicles, date from which licences have effect, date on which licences are due to expire, whether vehicles are taxis or  a private hire vehicles and such other information we hold for the purposes of ensuring the accurate identification of vehicles (pursuant to the Air Quality (Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles Database) (England

and Wales) Regulations 2019), to enable Defra to create a database to support the operation of charging clean air zones by local authorities or other air quality plans.  The guidance for authorities contains fuller details about the database and the need for it, please see the link below for more information.


Manchester Airport Free Drop Off Information


Hackney Carriage Fare increase 1 April 2019


James Street Taxi Rank

As usual the taxi rank on James Street, Selby will be unavailable during bank holiday Monday's between 09.00 & 16.00 hours. During this time please use the bank holiday rank on New Lane. Further information about the markets can be found on the Town Council Website:


Over the course of 2018 a number of new driving rules and laws are coming into force across the UK. Drivers are remindered to keep up to date with the latest legislation.


Letter of changes, dated 2nd November 2017

Since November 2017 all new applicants are required to pass a Knowledge & Safeguarding course in York. All details about this course can be viewed on the 'Drivers' page and will be discussed during your interview with the licensing team. As well as this all new applicants will need to sign up to the DBS update service.


Agenda and invitation to Forum Meeting May 19

Letter to Hackney Carriage drivers April 19

Christmas update - extension of Taxi licensing policy update and forum meetings 2019

Minutes from the Taxi Licensing Forum 5 December 2018

HC Fare Consultation

Consultation Letter between the period of 24 September 2018 - 8 October 2018

Letter to Hackney Carriage Drivers from PCS Leisure Ltd

Licensing update - July 2018

Letter to exising drivers - Mandatory Safeguarding course (April 18)

Letter to licence holders to read the Taxi Licensing Policy