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To operate a Taxi in the Falkirk Council area you need a licence.

There is no requirement to purchase a vehicle and obtain a taxi inspection or insurance prior to submitting an application.

You can hold this type of licence as an individual or in the name of a Company or Partnership.

If you wish to drive a vehicle as a taxi, a separate licence known as a Taxi Driver Licence will be required.

If you are applying for a new Taxi Operator Licence the licence will be granted for a period of 1 year maximum.

If you are applying to renew a Taxi Operator Licence you have the choice of applying for a 1 or 3 year licence.

You can also advertise on your taxi. However, before you do this you MUST apply to the Council and have it approved before you do this.

How to apply

The following Taxi Operator Licence application forms are available to download (and you can also get an application form by contacting us):

New Taxi Operator Licence - application form
Renewal of Taxi Operator Licence - application form
Advertising - application form

Your completed application form, supporting documentation and fee should be sent to:

Licensing Section
Municipal Buildings
West Bridge Street