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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.


Tadcaster - The Taxi Rank will be unavailble 21st September 2019, there will be a Temporary rank for Hackney Carriages- this will be moved to Wet Gate and the use of the Parking Bays (left hand side) the position is opporsite Riley Smith Hall.

Please refer to the following link for road closures during the UCI event in Tadcaster on the 21st and 27th September 2019:

If you are interested in particpating your business during the UCI event in Tadcaster, please email licensing with the contact details you wish to share. This information will then be added to the link above. Email

Leeds Clean Air Zone consultation (Ends 26 August 2019) regarding views  on whether exisiting temporary exemptions for the taxi and private hire sector should be extended to include vehicles licensed by other authorities  -

After an inspection has taken place, the inspector must write a report detailing how the applicant has measured against both the mandatory and specific licensing conditions and give them an overall score which determines the length of the licence.


Inspecting Officers under the Act are required to have completed an OFQUAL qualification or have two year’s animal licensing inspecting experience.   Currently the Council’s inspecting officer is an Environmental Health Officer


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.

Changes to office hours, January 2018

  • The Licensing Team is available during the hours of 8.30am-5pm, Fridays 8.30am and 4.30pm. 
  • Every Tuesday the Licensing Team will be closed for administration purposes and only contactable by email:

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.


Latest Letters:

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