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For-Hire Vehicle Inspections

The Code of Miami-Dade County requires that any company or individual who seeks to provide transportation for compensation be licensed, their drivers trained and insured, and their vehicles registered, insured and inspected.  For-hire vehicles are inspected at the For-Hire Vehicle Inspection Station:

Vehicle Inspection Station
2615 NW 10 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33127
Service hours Tuesday through Saturday
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The types of vehicles that the law requires to be inspected include taxicabs, limousines, passenger motor carriers, non-emergency, special transportation service (STS), and ambulances. Vehicles used to transport children such as vans and private black and yellow school busses must also be inspected.

Vehicles are inspected for compliance with specific vehicle standards contained in the Code. These include, but are not limited to brakes, tires, headlights, turn signals, horn, brake lights, cleanliness, and other safety and cosmetic components. In addition, decorative/advertising decals or complete wrapping of one or more windows are prohibited on vehicles regulated under the various for-hire and other transportation related ordinances under its purview is prohibited.

Vehicles are scheduled for annual, semi-annual or quarterly inspection according to their age as outlined in the various transportation ordinances, or as a result of citations issued by field enforcement personnel.

A vehicle which does not pass the inspection as a result of a safety deficiency will not be allowed to conduct for-hire operations until the deficiency has been corrected and the vehicle passes a re-inspection.

Vehicle Inspection Fees

  1. Quarterly, Semi-Annual or Annual Vehicle Inspection, as applicable (all categories) $38.00
  2. Vehicle safety re-inspection $35.00
  3. Replacement of Decal $35.00
  4. New Vehicle Inspection $70.00
  5. Vehicle re-inspection (non-safety) $20.00


Inspection fees are payable at the time of inspection and must be in the form of a check, credit card (MasterCard or Visa) or money order. Cash payments are not accepted.

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