A licence is required for vehicles who ply for hire in the street i.e. the driver can accept passengers for reward at taxi stances, in the street and can be flagged down by members of the public. Taxi vehicle operators can also accept pre-arranged bookings.
When lodging your application, please include the following:
- Details of your car's insurance
- An MOT certificate if the car is over 1 year old
- A V5 certificate
The fee for a taxi vehicle licence is £209 for one year. or £567 for 3 years.
Taxi vehicles in Stirling must be white or silver in colour and will have a roof sign. The roof sign will carry the Stirling Council logo and identify the taxi plate number at both sides of the Roof Bar e.g. T350.
Council plates are green in colour, are found on the rear and front bumper of the car, they have the vehicle licence number, vehicle registration number, vehicle make and colour and expiry date.
Restricted Taxi Vehicle Licences will have white plates showing the same details. These vehicles cannot ply for hire within a 5-mile radius of Stirling City Centre.
Taxis must carry a fare table and this must be on display at all times.
A private hire vehicle licence is required for a vehicle which accepts bookings by prior arrangement for a journey or hires i.e. a pre-arranged booking.
Vehicles when first being licensed by Stirling Council can be no more than five years old from the date of first registration. There is no upper age limit for vehicles after they are licensed.