Three Rivers District Council is responsible for issuing and enforcing a wide range of licences, permits, consents, and registrations. 
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  • Mandatory Safeguarding training: Three Rivers District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. As a taxi or private hire vehicle driver, you may observe incidents that nobody else does – so we believe it is crucial that our licensees are equipped with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to identify and respond appropriately to safeguarding concerns. Therefore, as of 1st April 2020 all new applicants applying for a Hackney Carriage / Private Hire driver licence or Private Hire Operator licence as well as current holders of Hackney Carriage and private hire driver and operator licences are required to complete a Safeguarding course and provide the licensing department with the pass certificate which will be attached to their record. This is mandatory. Any person who has previously successfully passed an accredited Safeguarding course may provide the Licensing Department with proof of this in the form of their pass certificate for the licensing officer to consider.
  • email.pngEmails: We are striving to go paperless and are therefore phasing out paper correspondence in favour of electronic communication and documents. Please email us at to provide us with an up to date email address and to acknowledge that future correspondence will be sent by email.                                   
  • Three Rivers District Council Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy 2019 : The new Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy 2019 came into force on Tuesday 1st October 2019 after being ratified by the Policy and Resources Committee on 22nd July 2019. To view the policy please click here.



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Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing




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