Hackney carriages are fitted with a meter, which shows the maximum fare payable at the end of your journey.
If you travel in a taxi in South Oxfordshire then the taxi operator will set the fare. The fare chart should be displayed in the vehicle – please ask the driver to show it to you if it is not visible.
If you have pre-booked a journey, or if the journey is ending outside of the district, then please make sure you agree the fare before making the journey.
Unless they have good cause, taxis must accept any hiring within the district.
Following a public consultation carried out earlier this year, our General Licensing Committee approved a new version of our Joint Taxi Licensing Policy at their meeting on 24 June 2021. The committee decided to introduce a tariff for hackney carriages. We will carry out a separate consultation on this in due course to ask the public and trade for their views before we propose a level for the tariff. Any proposed tariff would also be advertised before being introduced (in accordance with section 65 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976).