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For-Hire Transportation

The Passenger Transportation Regulatory Division regulates for-hire chauffeurs and vehicles such as taxicabs, limousines, passenger motor carriers (including jitneys and tour vans), special transportation service vehicles, non-emergency transportation services 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.

  • Taxicab Advisory Group Membership Positions

    The For-Hire Transportation Division is seeking to fill positions on its Taxicab Advisory Group (TAG), which provides input on various issues relating to the taxicab industry.

    The positions to be filled are as follows:

    • One Consumer: an individual who resides and/or works in Miami-Dade County; has utilized taxicab service or is knowledgeable in the industry and is not otherwise eligible to apply under another category and has not served on the TAG for at least one year.
    • One For Hire Medallion Holder: an individual who owns a medallion or is an officer or director of a corporation, partnership or LLC that owns a medallion but is not a taxicab driver and is not otherwise eligible to apply under another category and has not served on the TAG for at least one year.
    • Three Full Time Chauffeur with no interest in a medallion: a taxicab chauffeur with a current and valid chauffeur’s registration who operates a taxi at least one out of two shifts per day on average of five days per week, has no legal, or financial interest in a medallion and is not otherwise eligible to apply under another category or has not served on the TAG for at least one year.

    With the exception of one Full Time Chauffeur with no interest in a medallion position, which has a one-year term expiring Dec 2020, all advertised positions have a two-year term expiring December 2022. All positions have a maximum of two terms of service and no less than a two-year gap before reappointment of a member to the TAG.

    Duties include developing, implementing and evaluating recommendations for new innovative services, and service expansion and improvements.  These recommendations are discussed with DTPW, which studies their feasibility.

    Interested applicants must provide background information and qualifications and list the reasons why they should be selected. Applicants are also encouraged to submit a resume.

    Applications are also available at 601 NW 1st Court, 18th Floor, Miami, FL 33136. Completed applications must be [email protected] or faxed to 786-469-2313 to the attention of Selena Williams.

    The application period is October 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019. The deadline for submission is 4:00PM (EST.) Thursday, October 31, 2019.

  • 2018 Luxury Limousine Sedan License Lottery Results

    The Passenger Transportation Regulatory Division held the 2018 Luxury Limousine Sedan License Lottery drawing on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 selecting eleven (11) winners and alternates in the License Holder Category. Six (6) winners and alternates were selected in the General (non-license holder) Category as well.

  • For-Hire Chauffeur Training

    Individuals who attend for-hire chauffeur classes are required to take and pass an exam administered by the County. Visit the For-Hire Chauffeur or Taxicab Driver pages for answers to some commonly asked questions.

    The following classes are available for drivers applying to obtain or renew a chauffeur registration (hack license):

    Academy for Chauffeur Excellence and Service (ACES)

    • Jitney: One-day class for new and renewing jitney drivers
    • NE/STS: One-day class for new and renewing drivers**
    • PMC: One-day class for new and renewing passenger motor carrier drivers**
    • PSB: One-day class for new private school bus drivers

    **These industries require that the chauffeurs pass an English proficiency exam stipulated in Chapter 31 Article V. Section 31-303 of the Miami-Dade County Code.

  • Vehicle Inspections

    Any company or individual who seeks to provide transportation for compensation must be licensed, drivers trained and insured, and their vehicles registered, insured and inspected. For-hire vehicles are inspected at the For-Hire Vehicle Inspection Station: All vehicles being added to the For-Hire Vehicle system must be in the inspection line and ready for inspection no later than 1:00 p.m.

    For-Fire-Inspection Station
    2615 NW 10 Avenue
    Miami, Florida 33127 

    Service Hours:
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday-Friday: New Inspections 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Tuesday-Saturday: Re-inspections 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    The types of vehicles that require inspection include:

    • Taxicabs
    • Limousines
    • Passenger Motor Carriers
    • Non-Emergency
    • Special Transportation Service (STS)
    • Ambulances
    • Child Transport Vans and Private School Buses

    Vehicle Operating Permit Application must be presented at vehicle inspection.

    All Vehicle Operating Permit Applications signed by individuals other than the Permit/Certificate holder must have an active power of attorney on file with the Passenger Transportation Regulatory Division. An original, completed form must be presented at vehicle inspection.

    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.

    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.Vehicles are scheduled for annual, semi-annual or quarterly inspection according to vehicle 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

    • New vehicle inspection $70.00
    • Quarterly, semi-annual or annual vehicle inspection, as applicable (all categories) $38.00
    • Vehicle Re-Inspection (Safety) $35.00
    • Vehicle Re-Inspection (non-safety) $20.00
    • Replacement Decal* $35.00

    *There is a replacement fee for lost, stolen or destroyed operating permits or decals.

    A notarized Lost/Stolen or Destroyed Permit/Inspection Decal Affidavit with applicable fees must be presented at vehicle for inspection.


    Inspection fees are payable at the time of inspection or re-inspection and must be sent via check, credit card or money order. Cash payments are not accepted.

  • Transportation Network Companies (TNC)

    A Transportation Network Company vehicle or TNC vehicle is a vehicle that is not a taxicab, jitney, limousine, or for-hire vehicle.

    Examples of TNC vehicles are those used by drivers working for ride share companies.

    State law states that all TNCs, TNC drivers and TNC vehicles are governed exclusively by the State which preempted any county, municipality, special district, airport authority, port authority or other local government entity or subdivision from imposing any license fees.

    Also according to State law, a TNC driver shall; not accept a ride for compensation other than by a rider arranged through a digital network, shall not solicit or accept street hails, shall not alter the presentation of information on its digital network to an enforcement official for the purpose of thwarting or interfering.

    The bill defines a “digital network” as any online-enabled technology application service, website, or system offered or used by a transportation network company which enables the prearrangement of rides with transportation network company drivers.

    “A prearranged ride” means the provision of transportation by a TNC driver to a rider, beginning when a TNC driver accepts a ride requested by a rider through a digital network controlled by a transportation network company, continuing while the TNC driver transports the rider, and ending when the last rider exits from and is no longer occupying the TNC vehicle.

    Additional information:

    F.S. 627.748 establishes the regulatory framework for the operation of TNCs. 

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