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Passenger Motor Carrier - Tour Van
Chapter 31, Article III of the Miami-Dade County Code requires anyone wishing to provide passenger motor carrier services to first obtain a certificate of transportation. Passenger motor carrier service is generally prearranged transportation using vehicles with a seating capacity of between 9 and 28 passengers, not including the driver. Passenger motor carrier vehicles are vans and minibuses. Passenger motor carrier services in Miami-Dade County are licensed and regulated to assure the passengers, as well as others utilizing the streets of Miami-Dade County, that the vehicles are fit and their operators and chauffeurs are competent to provide such service. Drivers must have a for-hire chauffeur registration, and the vehicles must be inspected.
Operation of a jitney route in Miami-Dade County requires a Passenger Motor Carrier Certificate of Transportation. It is strongly recommended to meet with transit planners prior to submitting an application for jitney service. The Service and Mobility Planning Division of the Department of Transportation and Public Works reviews and approves routes for jitney service providers.
How to Apply
The Application for Passenger Motor Carrier is reviewed for compliance with the regulations of the Code of Miami-Dade County which requires, among other things, that the applicant passes a background check which will include an investigative process outlined in Chapter 31, Article III Passenger Motor Carriers of the Code of Miami-Dade County.
Cash will not be accepted. Fees can be paid by check, money order or cashiers check made payable to the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works. If renewing in person, the renewal fee can be paid by credit card.
Certificates are valid for one year. The Passenger Motor Carrier (PMC) Certificate of Transportation cycle runs from April 1 to March 31 of the following year. Certificate renewal forms are mailed to the operator a minimum of 60 days prior to the expiration of the certificate.
Additional Business Requirements
A Local Business Tax Receipt issued by Miami-Dade County is required. Depending on where the company is located, a municipal license may also be required. Furthermore, prior to beginning operations, vehicles must obtain valid inspection and operating permit decals issued by the Vehicle Inspection Station. Drivers of these vehicles must each have a valid chauffeur registration.
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