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Search the Elmbridge taxi and private hire licensing register to view details of current driver, vehicle and operator licences.

Taxi (Hackney Carriage) drivers and vehicles are licensed under the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 and the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976. Private hire (mini cab) operators, drivers and vehicles are licensed under the 1976 Act (adopted by the Council with effect from 1 May 1979).

Drivers are issued with an identification badge and there is also a requirement to display an identification plate on the back of a licensed vehicle. In Elmbridge the identification plate is blue for Hackney carriages and red for private hire vehicles.

Please note by using the search facility you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to our terms and conditions. (Note: The online search is updated overnight.)

Taxi fares

Facilities for the disabled

If you are disabled or in a wheelchair and need a special taxi or minicab facility, the following Elmbridge companies provide special facilities (please note the information below does not constitute a Designated List for the purposes of the Equalities Act 2010):

  • HCL Ltd
  • Tel: 01932 245400
  • Mr Najam Qazi
    Tel: 07886 806250
  • Mr Colin Jones (CJ Cars Surrey Ltd)
    Tel: 07961 040838

Note: Taxis usually charge according to their taxi meter but in some circumstances can agree a set price for a journey booked in advance.  Taxis don't operate from business offices so their addresses are not given.

Taxi ranks

Hackney Carriages (or taxis) which have a sign saying 'taxi' can be hired from ranks without prior booking.

Minicabs (private hire cars) do not have a taxi sign and must by law - and for important safety reasons - be pre-booked, and therefore cannot be hailed.

We have Hackney Carriage ranks in the following places:

  • New Zealand Avenue, Walton-on-Thames (located close to Pizza Express Restaurant) - 3 spaces
  • Outside Walton-on-Thames railway station - 12 spaces        
  • Outside Weybridge railway station - 8 spaces (at the discretion of Network Rail/SWT)        
  • Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher - 6 spaces 

Terms and conditions of use

The Register is updated approximately every 24 hours. No responsibility will be taken for any errors or omissions in licensing information obtained and no liability is accepted for loss or damage arising from use of information obtained from this site.

If you have any reason to suspect that the information contained in the register is incorrect, please contact us immediately by email so that the matter can be investigated and any corrections made as soon as reasonably practical.

It should be noted that subject to adequate insurance provisions any Elmbridge taxi or private hire driver is entitled to drive any taxi or private hire vehicle respectively. Although it is generally the case that vehicle licence holders are also licensed drivers this is not a legal requirement. For example a private hire company could hold a licence for a vehicle which could be driven by any individual from a pool of private hire drivers.

All taxi driver licences are dual entitlement and permit the holder to drive private hire vehicles also.

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