In order to drive a for-hire vehicle in Miami-Dade County, you must first obtain a chauffeur’s registration license as defined by Chapter 31 Article II of the Miami-Dade County Code. For-hire vehicles include taxicabs, limousines, passenger motor carriers, jitneys, non-emergency vehicles, special transportation services vehicles, and private school buses. The minimum age to drive a for-hire vehicle is 18 years.
Proof that you have the right to work in the United States. This could be your Social Security Card, U.S. Passport, original certified U.S. Birth Certificate, original Certificate of Naturalization, valid Work Authorization Card or your Permanent Resident Card.
Valid State of Florida Driver’s License
Old Chauffeur’s Registration (renewal applicants only)
First Aid Certification (School Bus applicants only)
Defensive Driving Certification (original applicants or renewal applicants with two or more moving violations within the last two years)
Certificate of training in Passenger Assistance Techniques (PAT) for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (if applicable).
All Chauffeurs and Private School Bus operators transporting more than 15 passengers (including driver), must have a CDL License with “P” endorsement
State of Florida Concealed Weapons Permit (If Applicable)
Depending on the for-hire license you seek there may or may not be a class and exam requirement that you must pass to acquire the license. These licenses are also referred to as a “hack” license.
Chauffeur’s registrations are valid for one or two years. They expire on the driver’s birthday. Chauffeurs are encouraged to file their renewal applications between 30-60 days prior to the expiration date.
For-hire chauffeurs in Miami-Dade County are licensed and regulated to help ensure the safety of passengers and the community. The responsibilities of a for-hire driver include many important tasks such as safe transportation of clients who are disabled and lost and found handling of personal items, among other responsibilities.
For-hire license rules are reviewed in class with the driver to help them avoid citations in the field.
View the training schedule required for-hire license classes:
The following study guides help the chauffeur applicants prepare for their license exam. The study guides work in conjunction with the manual which is obtained in the office when you submit your license application.
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