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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.

  • Luxury Sedan Limousine License Lottery Drawing December 5, 2018

    The Division will hold a lottery drawing for 17 Luxury Sedan Limousine Licenses on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.   

    The application period was April 2, 2018 until May 21, 2018, and the lottery to distribute the 17 luxury limousine sedan licenses will be as follows:

    • Eleven (11) licenses for individuals or companies who currently hold a for hire limousine license
    • Six (6) to applicants who are not holders of a current and valid limousine for hire license.

    The random selection drawing for the 2018 Luxury Sedan Lottery will take place at the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioner Chambers, 111 NW 1st Street, Miami, Florida 33128 at 9:00 AM. Applicants do not need to be present to win and the event will be will be televised on Miami-Dade TV. Contact your local cable provider for the channel in our area or view online.

  • For-Hire Chauffeur Training

    Individuals who attend our 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 their 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 be licensed, their drivers trained and insured, and their vehicles registered, insured and inspected. For-hire vehicles are inspected at the For-Hire Vehicle Inspection Station:

    2615 NW 10 Avenue
    Miami, Florida 33127
    Service hours Tuesday through Saturday
    7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    The types of vehicles that require inspection include:

    • Taxicabs
    • Limousines
    • Passenger motor carriers
    • Nnon-emergency
    • Special transportation service (STS)
    • Ambulances

    Vehicles used to transport children such as vans and private black and yellow school buses must also be inspected. All vehicles being added to the For-Hire Vehicle system must be in the inspection line and ready for inspection no later than 1 p.m.

    Complete the Vehicle Operating Permit Application, print and sign the application, and bring the original with your vehicle for inspection.

    All Vehicle Operating Permit Applications that are signed by individuals other that the Permit/Certificate holder must have an active power of attorney on file. An original, completed form must be brought with your vehicle for 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.

    In addition, 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. Vehicles are scheduled for annual, semi-annual or quarterly inspection according to their 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

    • Quarterly, semi-annual or annual vehicle inspection, as applicable (all categories) $38
    • Vehicle safety re-inspection $35
    • Replacement of Decal $35*
    • New vehicle inspection $70
    • Vehicle re-inspection (non-safety) $20

    *There is a $35 replacement fee for each operating permit or decal to be replaced.

    Fill out the Lost/Stolen or Destroyed Permit/Inspection Decal Affidavit, sign and notarize it. Bring the original completed affidavit and applicable fees with your vehicle for inspection.


    Inspection fees are payable at the time of inspection and must be in the form of a check, credit card or money order. Cash payments are not accepted.

Phone Number(s)

Email / Mail

Locations and Hours

  • Consumer Protection

    601 NW 1st Court, Miami, FL 33136
    TNE Licenses, Passenger Transportation Regulatory Division 18th Floor
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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