The National Transport Authority is responsible for the licensing and regulation of small public service vehicles SPSV) in Ireland. This refers collectively to taxis, wheelchair accessible taxis, hackneys, wheelchair accessible hackneys and limousines. Its duties and responsibilities are set out in the Taxi Regulation Act (2003). An Advisory Committee to the Authority, appointed by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, is in place to advise the Authority or the Minister as appropriate in relation to issues relevant to small public service vehicles, their drivers and dispatch operators. The Board of the Authority decides on key taxi regulation matters. An Garda Síochána remains the licensing authority for SPSV driver licensing.
Using the Taxi Portal for on-line Notifications
From 31st January 2013, SPSV operators will be required to notify the Authority in advance of the following:
1. For all active drivers, details of the vehicle they are currently operating
2. For any licence holder renting their vehicle to another party, details of the rental arrangement