Lit up taxi sign on taxi cab

You must have a licence to own or drive a taxicab in The Municipality of Port Hope. Taxicabs are motor vehicles for hire that transport goods and passengers. The vehicle must not seat more than seven people.

Taxi fares are regulated by the Port Hope Municipal Council and amended from time to time.

Applying for a Licence

Check list of licence requirements

Owners:

  • Properly completed application form and fees
  • Proof of bonafide business location within the Municipality of Port Hope in a retail commercial location
  • Satisfy issuer that Owner can provide adequate parking for every vehicle
  • Criminal information request check
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Current Certificate of Insurance showing $2 million third party liability for the use designated in the license

For each vehicle:

  • Property completed vehicle information form
  • Valid Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Certificate
  • Proof of ownership of vehicle (copy of vehicle permit)
  • Letter of certification from insurance company for each vehicle licensed under By-law 125/2007

Drivers:

  • Properly completed application form and fees
  • Valid Class G Ontario Driver's License
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Drivers abstract
  • Two passport photos
  • Signed approval of Taxi/Limousine Company

Application for a Taxicab Drivers Licence

Application for Taxicab Owners Licence

Taxicab License Fees
Annual Taxicab or Limousine Owner License
(*plus cost of municipal license plate at market cost per vehicle)
$105.00 per vehicle*
(will include vehicle meter calibration / sticker)

Annual Taxicab or Limousine Owner License RENEWAL per vehicle

$105.00 per vehicle
(will include vehicle meter calibration / sticker)

Annual Taxicab or Limousine DRIVER License

$45.00 per license
(will include driver photographs and wallet sized ID)

Annual Taxicab or Limousine Driver License RENEWAL

$45.00 per license
(will include driver photographs and wallet sized ID)

Replacement Lost License - Taxi or Limousine Driver

$25.00 per license

Replacement – Lost Municipal Vehicle License Identification Number/Plate for Taxicab or Limousine

Current Market Cost

Requirement for business office

In 2019, the Municipality removed the requirement of taxicabs to have a business office or retail commercial location to operate within the community.

If you would like a copy of By-Law 29/2013, please call 905-855-4544 or email us.