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Special Transportation Service (STS) Certificate

The drivers of such vehicles must have a chauffeur's registration, and the vehicles must be inspected.

The main beneficiaries of this service are passengers with disabilities, including non-ambulatory individuals who use wheelchairs, or individuals who are eligible for Medicaid.

The contract is administered by the Miami-Dade Transit Agency.

  • How to Apply

    The Special Transportation Services Certificate of Transportation application 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.

    The background check will include the following:

    • scrutiny of financial history
    • criminal record history

    This process usually takes two to four weeks depending on how complete is the application at time it is submitted.

  • Fees

    Chauffeur Registration
    Initial and Annual Renewal Chauffeur Registration $ 55.00
    Late Fee for Renewal of Chauffeur Registration after expiration date (in addition to Renewal Fee) $ 55.00
    Replacement of Chauffeur Registration $ 26.00

    Special Transportation Service Certificates
    Initial Certificate and Operating Permit fees shall be prorated according to the
    number of months remaining between the month of the date of the issuance
    and month of annual renewal.

    Initial Certificate Application $ 130.00
    Initial and Annual Renewal Certificate
    Effective October 1, 2005 $ 575.00
    Effective October 1, 2006 $ 625.00
    Replacement of Certificate/Operating Permit $ 35.00
    Initial and Annual Renewal of Operating Permit
    Effective October 1, 2005 $ 575.00
    Effective October 1, 2006 $ 625.00

    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 (Mastercard or Visa).

    Expiration
    The certificate is valid for one year. The Special Transportation Services (STS) 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. STS certificates are not transferable.

  • Additional Business Requirements

    You will need a Local Business Tax issued by Miami-Dade County. Depending on where the company is located, you may also need a municipal license. 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.

    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.

  • Regulation & Compliance

    Special Transportation Service Carriers

    In order to provide special transportation services you must first obtain a Special Transportation Services Certificate of Transportation. Special transportation services means any transportation services provided by a motor carrier for compensation, to passengers with disabilities or individuals who are eligible for Medicaid, pursuant to a contract with Miami-Dade Transit (this is known as the STS contract) or pursuant to a contract with a broker which holds the STS contract. The contract is administered by Miami-Dade Transit.
Transportation & Public Works
Alice N. Bravo, P.E., Director

Overtown Transit Village North
701 NW 1st Court, Miami, FL 33136
786-469-5675786-469-5675

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