Taxi Regulation Act 2013


Powers of authorised persons - Part 7

60. (1) An authorised person, for the purposes of ensuring the holder of an exemption is operating a community transport service in accordance with an exemption under Chapter 1 or another service in accordance with regulations under section 56 or who suspects a person is operating a service or a vehicle without an exemption, may—

(a) subject to subsection (2), at any reasonable time, enter the premises or place where any activity connected with a service relating to the exemption is being carried on and search the premises or place, examine any vehicle and inspect any records or documents found there,

(b) require a person in charge of the premises or place, or a vehicle on the premises or place, or the driver of the vehicle, to produce to him or her any record or documents (and in the case of such record or document stored in non-legible form, produce to him or her a copy in legible form) relating to the provision of such services which are in the person’s power and control and to give the authorised person such information as he or she may reasonably require for the purpose of enforcing this Part,

(c) inspect and take extracts from or make copies of such records or documents (including in the case of information in a non-legible form, an extract from or copy of such information in permanent legible form), or

(d) remove and retain such records or documents for a reasonable period for future inspection.

(2) An authorised person shall not enter, except with the consent of the occupier, a private dwelling for the purposes of this section.