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Transportation Network Entities (TNE) preliminary license applications

On May 3, 2016, Ordinance 16-42 was adopted providing for the licensing and regulation of Transportation Network Entities (TNE) as well as TNE drivers and vehicles.  The ordinance provides for the issuance of preliminary licenses after the effective date of this ordinance. These preliminary licenses will be valid for 30 days. The Department of Transportation and Public Works will be accepting TNE preliminary license applications beginning Monday, May 16, 2016.  The application form can be obtained online or at our office located at 601 NW 1st Ct., 18th Floor, Miami, FL 33136. Applications may be submitted by mail or delivered in person to the same address, or submitted by email.

Mail to:
TNE Licenses, Passenger Transportation Regulatory Division
Department of Transportation and Public Works
601 NW 1st Ct., 18th Floor
Miami FL 33136

Passenger (For-Hire) Transportation Licenses

The For-Hire Transportation and Omit Division licenses and regulates taxicabs, limousines, passenger motor carriers (including jitneys and tour vans), special transportation service vehicles, non-emergency transportation services, for-hire chauffeurs, and ambulance services. For-hire vehicles, as well as private school buses, are inspected for safety and appearance at our vehicle inspection station. the division maintains an extensive chauffeur training schedule for new and renewing for-hire chauffeurs.

Ambulance Service

Miami-Dade County regulates private ambulance companies and public sector ambulance (municipal 911 fire rescue) services.

For-Hire Chauffeur

All drivers must meet eligibility qualifications such as driving record and criminal background checks and must attend certain training programs.


Providers must be issued a Passenger Motor Carrier Certificate of Transportation and operate on a fixed route but not on a fixed schedule basis.

Limousine Service

Vehicles providing limousine service are required to have a for-hire license. Limousines are not equipped with meters.

Non-Emergency Transportation

Providers must have a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and includes the transportation of persons on stretchers, using wheelchairs, or whose incapacitation makes it impractical for them to need medical attention en route.

Passenger Motor Carriers

Providers of motor carrier service: contract, charter, jitney and special operations carriers.

Passenger Service Companies

To provide taxicab passenger services on behalf of a for-hire holder, the company must first obtain a Miami-Dade County passenger service Company registration.

Private School Buses

Here you will find all the information to assist you in the inspection of vehicle used to transport children.

Special Transportation Service (STS) Vehicles

Any motor vehicle engaged in delivering special transportation services for compensation pursuant.


Transports eight passengers or less and provides either street hail or pre-arranged taxicab service, which is equipped with a taximeter, and the passenger controls the route and destination.

Tour Buses

Providers must be issued a Passenger Motor Carrier Certificate of Transportation if their vehicles are not larger than 30 ft in length and have seating capacity of 9-28 passengers.

Taxicab & Limousine Advisory Group Meetings

Industry members and department representatives partake in special meetings aimed at addressing issues that concern and pertain to the taxicab and limousine industries.

Industry Notices

Here you will find important industry notices.

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