Vehicle for hire licences

You need a licence to transport people or property in Vancouver.

 Licensing fees are pro-rated.

How to apply

  1. Determine the type of licence you need
  2. Fill out a licence application(s)
  3. Get the documents you need to apply for a licence
  4. Review the steps on how to apply for a business licence

Ride-hailing licence

To operate in Vancouver ride-hailing, you must have both a Provincial TNS licence from the Passenger Transportation Board and a municipal business licence, which includes a per vehicle fee.‚Äč 

Find out more and how to apply

Types of licences

Steps we are taking to limit congestion on our roads

Our goal for limos, ride-hailing vehicles, and taxis in Vancouver is to complement transit and active travel, advance shared mobility, and contribute to an efficient and safe transportation system. 

Review the steps we are taking

Contact the vehicles for hire inspector

Phone: 604-873-7555

Starting a small business

Key resources to help you plan, finance, register, locate, license, and operate your business in Vancouver.