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Passenger Motor Carrier Certificate

Important message: The following measures are being implemented as a direct response to COVID-19.

  • Annual limousine renewal which usually takes place in April has been postponed until further notice. In the meantime, companies will be allowed to operate with the current operating permit decal which expires on April 30, 2020.
  • Annual Passenger Motor Carrier (PMC) and Special Transportation Services (STS) renewals have been extended until June 30, 2020.  In the meantime, operators will be allowed to continue using their current permit decal which expires on March 31, 2020.
  • Vehicle inspections have been extended for 60 days and no enforcement action will be taken for expired inspection.
  • PTRD’s inspection station facility and the main downtown office are presently closed until further notice.
  • Drivers whose chauffeur registrations expire during this period will be allowed to operate with their current license.
  • No late fees will be imposed for expired inspection or chauffeur registration.

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.

There are four classes of certificates which can be applied for under this type of transportation:

  • contract carrier
  • charter service
  • jitney
  • special operations

The drivers must have a for-hire chauffeur registration, and the vehicles must be inspected.

Phone Number(s)

Mail / Email

Locations and Hours

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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