Taxi or Private Hire

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In this section, you can find out more information relating to taxi and private hire licences, and you can download application forms.

See below for latest news updates relating to taxi and private hire.

Latest news

October 2018

Communications Strategy Taxi/Private Hire Licensing Approved

Following consultation with various Stakeholders, the Licensing Committee, at its meeting on 10 October, approved a Communications Strategy setting out how communications will be undertaken over the next few years to support work in Taxi/Private Hire Licensing. The full Strategy document can be found here: Taxi Strategy (PDF) (797 KB)

August 2018

Taxi Communications Strategy

Throughout 2017 and into 2018 we consulted with various stakeholders about communications and how we could improve this. This helped us to work on a draft Strategy for Communications going forward. This Strategy was considered by the Licensing Committee at its meeting on 15 August and it was agreed that further consultation would take place on the strategy document itself. We would now like to hear your views on this.

The full strategy document can be found here: Draft Communication Strategy Taxi/Private Hire Licensing


You can give us your feedback on the draft document by no later than 20 September 2018:

  •  by email to
  • in writing to Head of Legal and Democratic Services, Council Offices, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX.

June 2018

Taxi Fare Review – New fare card – Implementation 29 June 2018

July 2017

FAQs for taxi/private hire

A taxi/private hire FAQ page has been added to the taxi driver section, please click here to see more.

April 2017

Taxi fare review update (PDF)

February 2017

Taxi fare Review update - once the review is finalised, the new fare card will be listed here.

September 2016

Taxi fare review - schedule for proposals (PDF)

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