Taxi or Private Hire operators

The Council is responsible for the processing of all licence applications including taxi operators.

In addition to the delegated powers to grant licences, the Council's Civic Government Appeals Board is the licensing authority for miscellaneous applications under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 which include the licensing of taxi operators.

Payment Details

A licence fee of £388.96 is payable for 3 years.

Apply for 

Please view attached forms.

Failed Application Redress

If you wish to appeal against a decision you may do so to the local sheriff within 28 days of the decision. The sheriff can only uphold an appeal if they consider that the licensing authority:

  • erred in law
  • used incorrect material fact when making their decision
  • acted contrary to natural justice
  • didn't exercise their discretion in a reasonable manner

Appeals against a sheriff's decision can be made to the Court of Session within 28 days of the decision.

Licence Holder Redress

If you wish to appeal against a decision you may do so to the local sheriff within 28 days of the decision. The sheriff can only uphold an appeal if they consider that the licensing authority:

  • erred in law
  • used incorrect material fact when making their decision
  • acted contrary to natural justice
  • didn't exercise their discretion in a reasonable manner

Appeals against a sheriff's decision can be made to the Court of Session within 28 days of the decision.

Consumer Complaint

If you wish to appeal against a decision to grant a licence and you are a valid objector, you may do so to the local sheriff within 28 days of the decision. The sheriff can only uphold an appeal if they consider that the licensing authority:

  • erred in law
  • used incorrect material fact when making their decision
  • acted contrary to natural justice
  • didn't exercise their discretion in a reasonable manner

Appeals against a sheriff's decision can be made to the Court of Session within 28 days of the decision.

Taxi Fare Review

East Dunbartonshire Council ("the Council") has undertaken a review of taxi fares in East Dunbartonshire. Following the periods of consultation (18 October 2018 to 15 February 2019), the Council reviewed the existing scales and determined that the fare scales should remain unchanged. These scales are set out in the Fare Card which can be accessed using the link attached, and will become effective from 17 May 2019.