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Have you left property in a Basildon registered Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Vehicle? You can report it online here.

Report property lost in a Basildon registered taxi or private hire vehicle

Online: Report property lost in a taxi or private hire vehicle .

Lost Property Useful Information.

  • At the end of every journey the driver of a licensed vehicle should search his car to make sure the passenger has left nothing behind.
  • If property is found the driver should take it to Basildon Council Offices within 72 hours where it will be held by the Licensing Office.
  • If lost property is not claimed at the end of three months it will be returned to the driver who found it.
  • Provided you have reported your lost property,  you will be notified if it is handed in to Basildon Council.
  • On claiming your lost property you will be liable to pay 5% of the value of the property, or the fare for the driver's journey to the offices; whichever is the greater.
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