Any horse drawn or pedicab omnibus vehicles are required by law to be licensed by Sefton Council to stand or ply for hire along permitted routes.
At the present time the only approved routes are within the tourist areas in Southport. These vehicles must charge at separate fares (per passenger).
To apply for a new licence, applicants must contact Sefton Council on 0345 140 0845 and notify us that you wish to apply for a licence.
You will then be contacted by Taxi Licensing who will arrange an appointment with you for your vehicle to be inspected by a qualified examiner.
Once your vehicle has passed it's inspection, you will be required to produce:
- A valid certificate of relevant insurance cover
- Your License and Vehicle inspection fees (this will vary depending on licence type)
and for Horse Omnibus vehicles only
- A valid certificate of fitness issued by a specialist veterinary surgeon, for each horse that is to be used. [Each certificate remains valid for one year.]
If all the above is in order, you will be issued with a vehicle licence.