Taxicabs

If you want to operate a taxi in Vancouver, you need:

To apply for the chauffeur's permit, contact your taxi employer for more information.

Taxicab licence fees, 2017

Per vehicle licence $570.00
Operating under a temporary permit approved by the Passenger Transportation Board (per vehicle) $285.00
Display advertising material (per vehicle) $37.00

Contact the Vehicles For Hire Inspector

Contact the inspector to:

  • Ask questions
  • Book an appointment for new applications and renewals

Phone: 604-873-7555

praneeta.simadri@vancouver.ca

Apply for a Vehicles for Hire licence

Vehicles for hire licence application form (170.26 KB)

If you want to operate a vehicle that others hire to transport people or property in the City of Vancouver, complete a Vehicles for hire licence application.