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Taxi and private hire licences (FOI)

Taxi and private hire licences (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 13 April 2016.


Can you please confirm how many of the below applications you process each year?

Hackney carriage (taxi) drivers licence

Hackney carriage (taxi) licence

Private hire drivers licence

Private hire operators licence

Private hire vehicle (minicab) licence


Can you please confirm if you share or validate any of the information supplied as part of this process with external parties other than the applicant?


Can you confirm the system (i.e. bespoke IT system, manual/paper based, post/email etc.) used to process these applications?


Can you confirm how application information is stored (and for how long) once an application is processed?


Number of taxi driver licences processed: 



Type of licence​Number of licences issued
​Hackney carriage (taxi)​152
​Private licence​113
​Company private hire​46

The amount of taxicab licences in Jersey overall is currently capped at 311.
Operator licences to taxicab drivers or private hire firms are not issued.
Jersey does not have minicabs.

Information supplied as part of the process is not shared or validated with external parties other than the applicant.

The system used is a bespoke IT system (LICAR).


The information held since the implementation of the bespoke IT system is stored indefinitely.
Paperwork files held on any taxicab driver are retained for 10 years after they have retired.

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