Current licence holders and suspended licences.
Lists of current licence holders and suspended licences.
The current health crisis has had a significant impact on the processing of licensing applications.
The council's partner the City of Edinburgh Council has announced that the Taxi Examination Centre (TEC) remains closed and has noted the announcement made by the DVSA regarding vehicle testing that MOTs for vehicles will be extended from 6 months as from 30 March 2020. This means that hire car vehicles can continue to operate until the TEC reopens as long as their licences are still in effect. This means that an application to renew the vehicle's licence must have been lodged with West Lothian Council prior to the expiry of the licence. Once the TEC reopens licence holders of all vehicles which have had extensions to their MOTs will be contacted to present their vehicles for a full compliance check.
Renewal applications for both vehicle and driver's licences can no longer be accepted by CIS Livingston at Arrochar House as the payments office is closed due to the pandemic. The council is working on alternative arrangements and this webpage will be updated as soon as they are in place. The Licensing Team is currently unable to take calls or to respond to individual enquires regarding applications at present. All affected licence holders will be contacted once information is available in priority order depending on their renewal dates.
Alternative arrangements for medical certification are also being considered and all affected drivers will be contacted once these are in place.
Please consult the link below to the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 which affect the operation of taxis and private hire cars during the current lockdown: The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020
Current Licence Holders
The following lists contain details of current licence holders, these lists are updated regularly and at least every 12 weeks and give details of the name, licence number and vehicle information. For the avoidance of doubt this is the only information available to members of the public.
Taxi Vehicle Licence
Private Hire Car Vehicle Licence
Taxi Driver Licence
Private Hire Car Driver Licence
Suspended Hire Car Licences
The following list contains details of licence holders whose licences are currently suspended. In relation to the suspended licences it is possible that the suspensions can be revoked in future and you can contact the Licensing Team at email@example.com to ensure that licences are valid.