The Miami-Dade County taxicab for-hire license system is a medallion system. This system deems a taxicab for-hire license to be intangible property. The owner of a taxicab medallion can use the medallion as collateral to secure a loan from a bank or any other financial institution.
How to Apply
New taxicab for-hire licenses are issued through a lottery process only to registered taxicab chauffeurs. The sale of existing for-hire licenses is also limited to registered taxicab chauffeurs.
A chauffeur who is issued a taxicab for-hire license must operate the taxicab authorized by the license for one shift per day, five days per week.
Initial License Application $ 350.00
Initial and Annual License Renewal
Effective October 1, 2005 $ 575.00
Effective October 1, 2006 $ 625.00
Late Fee for Renewal of License after expiration date (in addition to renewal fee) $ 550.00
Lottery Entry $ 100.00
Replacement of License $ 35.00
License Holder to License Holder Transfer $ 170.00
License Holder to Non-License Holder Transfer $ 350.00
Passenger Service Company Registration Fee
Effective October 1, 2005 $ 110.00
Effective October 1, 2006 $ 150.00
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).
Licenses are valid for one year. The Taxicab For-Hire License cycle runs from February 1 to January 31 of the following year. License renewal forms are mailed to the operator a minimum of 60 days prior to the expiration of the licenses.
Additional Business Requirements
Taxicabs must obtain valid inspection and operating permit decals from the Vehicle Inspection Station prior to starting operations. Chauffeurs must obtain a valid chauffeur’s 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