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Issuing of red taxi plates (FOI)

Issuing of red taxi plates (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 11 October 2018.


Could you please tell me what criteria the DVS use to issue company / red taxi plates and if more are likely to be issued to companies / booking dispatching entities that meet such criteria.


The Inspector of Motor Traffic, on behalf of the Minister for Infrastructure, will grant Licences as appropriate to meet the requirements of the Motor Traffic (Jersey) Law 1953 Article 9 (6), in order to satisfy demand.

Red Taxi Plates are issued by DVS with the following conditions for use.

  • 80% of work must be pre booked

  • all drivers using the vehicle must be employed by the company

  • the plate is solely for the use of the licence holder

  • the company must be incorporated

  • the vehicle must be owned by and registered to the company

The transition to a single tier system is currently being progressed and the issuing of Red Taxi Plates will continue during this period in order to meet the requirements as stated above.

Applications must be submitted in writing to DVS supported by appropriate justification from the company.

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