Taxi fares

The Taxi Fare Scales (PDF, 74kb) were set by the Licensing Committee on Wednesday 21 April 2021. 

They apply from Monday 24 May 2021.

Information for the public

Taxis no longer have to have a fare card setting out the whole Scales. Instead, Taxis should have a "Public Notice" (set by the Council) which should be put it in the vehicle so that it can be easily read by passengers.

The "Public Notice" includes a website link to this "Taxi Fares" webpage.

If you have any questions or comments about a Taxi, please email:

Information for the Taxi Trade

If you have a Taxi Licence (an "Operator's Licence") you should do 3 things before Monday 24 May 2021:

  • have your taximeter recalibrated to show the new Scales
  • keep your calibration certificate so that you can show it to the Police or the Council's Licensing Officer if they ask for it (you don't need to keep it in the vehicle, but you need to be able to show it to them if they ask for it)
  • get a "Public Notice" and put it in your vehicle so that it can be easily read by your passengers.

Where do I get the "Public Notice" ?

You can download it (PDF, 16kb) from this website and print it. We are also sending emails to as many operators as we have email addresses for. Those emails will have the "Public Notice" attached. If we don't have an email address for you, we will send you a letter.

Why do I have to have a "Public Notice" ?

Before the Coronavirus Emergency, when the Scales were changed, the Licensing Section in Irvine gave operators a fare card when they gave the Council the calibration certificate. The fare card showed all the Scales.

We have changed the way we do things because the office is currently closed during the Coronavirus Emergency.

Instead, operators should display a Public Notice, which tells passengers about this webpage, so that they can check the Scales and email the Council if they have any questions or comments about a Taxi.