Advertising on vehicles

Advertising is permitted on vehicles subject to the following conditions:

  • The proprietor of a Private Hire/Hackney Carriage Vehicle shall not display or permit to be displayed on the vehicle any sign or advertisement whatsoever unless written permission has been obtained from the Licensing Authority.
  • Advertising is to be limited to the front door and back door panels of licensed vehicles. Advertising on parts of the vehicle over and above front and back door panels may be permitted but only after prior written approval of the council has been given.
  • Proprietors of a Private Hire/Hackney Carriage Vehicle shall ensure that any advertisements carried on their vehicles are not disfigured or damaged, and shall immediately remove any advertisements that are, or become damaged or disfigured.
  • All advertisements shall comply with the British Code of Advertising Practice and shall be in a form acceptable to the Advertising Standards Authority.
  • The council reserves the right to withdraw from display any advertisement which may be considered inaccurate, misleading, unlawful, defamatory, in bad taste, or of an unacceptable standard.
  • No advertisement shall relate to or advertise alcohol, nudity, gambling, smoking materials or be of a political nature.
  • The same advertising must be displayed on the front nearside and offside doors of vehicles.
  • Any advertising may cover both doors.
  • Advertising may not be stuck over door trims. Door trims may not be removed to accommodate advertising.
  • Advertising must not obscure the sign issued by Breckland Council, which is permanently affixed to the vehicle.
  • Private Hire vehicles are not permitted to have any advertising containing the words "taxi", "cab" or "hire".

If you would like to request permission for advertising on your vehicle, please email with a plan of the vehicle clearly showing the proposed advertising.

Last updated: 10/05/2024 16:14:35