Taxi, Limousine & Shuttle Licensing

The Taxi, Limousine and Shuttle Transportation By-law encompasses Taxi Owner, Taxi Driver, Limousine Owner, Limousine Driver, Shuttle Owner, Shuttle Driver, Broker's Licence for Taxi, Limo and Shuttle.

Download or view the By-law for complete definitions, rules and regulations.

Application process

If applying for a new Taxi, Limousine or Shuttle Driver's Licence, please submit the following information upon application;

New Driver Application:

  • Completed application form
  • Completed criminal record check
  • Letter of Hire from the company you will be driving for
  • Licence fee of $54 (cash, cheque, debit or credit)
  • Driver's abstract

If renewing a Taxi, Limousine or Shuttle Driver's Licence, please submit the following information upon application;

Driver Renewal:

  • Completed renewal form
  • Completed criminal record check
  • Licence fee of $27 (cash, cheque, debit or credit)
  • Driver's abstract

If applying for or renewing a Taxi, Limousine or Shuttle Owner's Licence or applying for a transfer, please submit the following information upon application;

New Vehicle Owner:

  • Completed application form
  • Completed criminal record check (for new applications only)
  • Proof or insurance showing the proper liability amount
  • Mechanical Fitness for the vehicle, dated no more than 36 days from the date of inspection
  • Vehicle ownership
  • Taximeter inspection report
  • Applicable licence fee

Costs

Costs for owners, drivers and brokers vary for taxis, limousines and shuttles. To determine what fees need to be paid please view or download the Fee Schedule (.pdf 60 kbs)

Where can I apply for a Taxi licence?

Taxi licences are available Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on statutory holidays) at the By-Law Enforcement Department location.

Renewals/ Expiry Date

Taxi drivers licences expire on the driver's birthday each year and taxi owners' licences expire on August 31st of each year. A new criminal record check is required for all drivers every year. The process may take up to 4 weeks. It is the responsibility of the business owner, and all drivers, to attend at the Compliance & Enforcement Office at Tom Davies Square to commence the renewal process at least one month prior to the expiry of the licence concerned.

Licence Appeal Process

If an Applicant disagrees with a decision regarding the refusal, revocation or suspension of licence for a business, taxi or lottery, he or she can appeal that decision to the Hearing Committee of the Council of the City of Greater Sudbury by completing and returning and "Appeal Request From" within fourteen (14) calendar days following the date of the licence refusal letter.

For complete information on the process of appealing a licence suspension, view or download the Guide to Licence Appeal Procedures - Business, Taxi & Lottery Licences.