Information on the criteria that must be met by any vehicle to be used as a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle is contained in the Council's  pdf Taxi Handbook (566 KB) .  The Taxi Handbook also contains information on how to apply for a licence to use a vehicle as a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle.


Applying for a licence

Applications must be submitted alongside all required documents as set out in the Taxi Handbook. You can submit your application by post to

Licensing, Malvern Hills District Council, The Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3AF

The application forms for vehicle licences can be downloaded below:

document Hackney Carriage vehicle application form (125 KB)

document Private Hire vehicle application form (125 KB)

document Vehicle Licence Transfer application form (new owner) (143 KB)

The fees charged in relation to applying for a licence can be found on our licensing fees and charges page.

Table of fares

Taxi fares for Hackney Carriages are set by the Council and calculated by a taximeter fitted in the vehicle. Hackney Carriages must be fitted with a taximeter, but it is optional for Private Hire vehicles. The taximeter displays the maximum charge payable for a journey, but drivers are free to charge less than the fee calculated by the taximeter.

Download the pdf Table of fares (106 KB) .