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Licences issued by Lancaster City Council, our licensing policy, and information on alcohol and entertainment licensing, and taxi and private hire licences.

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Hackney carriage unmet demand survey – Expressions of interest

Lancaster City Council currently licences 108 hackney carriages in its district which covers Lancaster, Morcambe and the Lune Valley. We intend to commission a survey to assess the current demand for hackney carriages within the district and the demand for and availability of wheelchair accessible vehicles.

We are inviting expressions of interest from companies who may be interested in carrying out such a survey. Expressions of interest must be received before 29 February 2016.

Our licensing responsibilities

We issue a wide range of licences and permits in the district:

  • Alcohol and Entertainment
    The council is responsible for issuing and managing licences in respect of all premises that provide facilities for the supply of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment.
  • Taxi and Private Hire
    The council is responsible for licensing all Hackney and Private Hire vehicles and drivers in the area.
  • Gambling
    The council is responsible for licensing premises for gambling, granting permits for gaming machines in clubs and institutes, regulating gaming machines in pubs and clubs and registering lotteries, among others.
  • Other Licences
    The council is responsible for numerous other licences and permits from charitable collections to animal welfare and from acupuncture to motor salvage. See Licences issued by Lancaster City Council for full details.

Help and advice

We hope that this website will answer most of your queries but if you want general advice you may contact us using the details at the bottom of this page, or:

By letter:

Lancaster City Council
Town Hall
Dalton Square

Please ensure that sufficient postage is paid – we do not pay excess postage charges and the letter will be returned to you by the Post Office (but there may be some delay).





01524 582033

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