Taxi driver licences

Service information

Tests, MOT certificates and licence payments

Request a taxi test for a private hire or hackney carriage vehicle, request an MOT certificateĀ or pay for a vehicle licence.

New and first time applications for PH/HC drivers licences

Advice sessions for all new drivers are now being held twice a month at the Old Town Hall, Blackburn, BB1 7DY. There is no need to make an appointment; you can just turn up on the day. Please contact the licensing team on 01254 267666 for information on the dates available.

Find out more information here.

The Licensing service regulates the taxi industry; we ensure public safety is not undermined by using robust application procedures and regular compliance checks. The service has a duty to make sure that anyone wanting to become a hackney carriage/private hire driver has all the skills and knowledge to provide this service.

Unmet demand survey

Blackburn with Darwen Council commissioned a survey into unmet demand in the local Hackney Carriage service to:

  • Determine whether or not there exists a significant unmet demand for Hackney Carriage Services in Blackburn with Darwen
  • Determine the number of licences required to meet any identified unmet demand in Blackburn with Darwen

Download the report

Contact details

Mail Public Protection Service, Room 304, Floor 3, Old Town Hall, Blackburn. BB1 7DY
Phone Number(s) 01254 267666
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