New taxi regulations coming this fall

The Provincial Government is modernizing taxi industry regulations, which will impact taxi companies and drivers operating in Vancouver. 

Our updated municipal licensing and by-laws for taxi companies and drivers in Vancouver will be announced later this fall.

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

Per vehicle licence $616
Operating under a temporary permit approved by the Passenger Transportation Board (per vehicle) $308
Display advertising material (per vehicle) $40

Contact the vehicles for hire inspector

Phone: 604-873-7555

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.