Book a taxi meter seal

What is this for?

PLEASE NOTE - Due to the ongoing issues with Coronavirus, this authority has taken the decision to suspend testing for the foreseeable. We will continue to assess the situation and provide updates when we're in a position to commence testing again.

All Doncaster Hackney Carriage vehicles must have a fitted taxi meter which is calibrated to the published tariff and sealed by Trading Standards.

What is it going to cost?


Appointments can be cancelled by telephone or email up to 48 hours before the appointment without incurring any costs. No refunds will be provided for cancellations made with less than 48 hours’ notice, failing to attend or any other action on your part which prevents the appointment taking place

What we need from you

You must ensure the taxi meter is fitted in the vehicle and has been calibrated to Doncaster Council's tariff.

Your vehicle must be roadworthy and insured.

What you should expect from us

Meter Seal appointments are only available on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

Please note the cut off times for bookings:

For appointments on Tuesday morning you must book before 12pm on a Monday

For appointments on Friday morning you must book before 12pm on a Thursday

Any appointments which are booked outside of the above timescale will not take place and you will have to pay again to book a new appointment.

The testing officer will advise you of the outcome of the test and will attach a seal to the meter if it passes the test.

More information

Once the meter has been sealed you will be able to apply to licence the vehicle as a Hackney Carriage.

Remember once licensed, a vehicle can only be driven by a Doncaster-licensed driver.

Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Policy

Licensing Homepage

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Last updated: 04 July 2022 11:50:12