Apply for a Taxicard if you have difficulty using public transport because of serious mobility impairment. The card lets you use taxis at a reduced cost.

You'll receive £100 credit towards the cost of taxis each financial year. This can be used at any time to pay for journeys starting or finishing in Dumfries and Galloway.


You can get a card if you live in this region and one of the following applies:

  • registered blind
  • receive the higher rate mobility element of Disability Living Allowance
  • receive the PIP Mobility Component Standard or Enhanced Rate
  • receive a War Pensioners Mobility Supplement
  • over the age of 60 and have a severe restriction of mobility

Apply for a Taxicard

You'll need to provide:

  • your name, address and date of birth
  • proof of address and eligibility
  • a passport-sized photograph
  • £2 application fee

then you can apply via your local Customber Service Centre.  Taxicard Applications take approximately 4 - 6 weeks to process and will be sent out in the post to the address provided on your application

Using your Taxicard

You can choose one of two options for your Taxicard when you apply:


  • Option 2 - Card (McLeans taxis only)
    • Book your journey with McLeans Taxis
    • Present your Taxicard ID and your McLeans card
    • The driver will deduct your fare

You won't receive further credit until 1 April next year if you've used your full £100.

Changing details regarding your taxicard

if you have changed address you will need to provide proof of this change at your local Customer Service Centre where this will be processed 

Page last updated: 12/04/2023
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