Hackney carriage vehicles

The Licensing Committee have restricted the number of Hackney Carriage vehicle licences that are issued. This decision will be reviewed every three years to determine the demand for additional taxis in Crawley.

See our Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Licensing Policy for full Hackney Carriage vehicle specifications before applying to renew your licence.

Email taxis@crawley.gov.uk for more information. Our phone service is open between 10am and 12 noon and again between 2 and 4pm. Call: 01293 438944.

Replacing or purchasing a licensed vehicle

Before you look to replace or purchase a licensed vehicle, please make sure you read these guidance notes:


Crawley Borough Council as Licensing Authority sets the maximum metered fare in respect of hackney carriage vehicles.  

Passengers should not be charged more than the price displayed on the meter for the journey and any waiting time. For journeys that end outside the district, taxi drivers may use the meter or agree a fare with the passenger before the journey starts.