Vehicle for Hire Licensing

Taxi, Livery and Limousines

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to register my vehicle for a Vehicle for Hire Permit?

§28-9503 Vehicle for Hire company permits; fees; violation; classification

  1. A Vehicle for Hire Company may not operate in this state unless the Vehicle for Hire company is issued a permit by the department. 

How do I apply for a Vehicle for Hire Permit?

§28-9503 Vehicle for Hire company permits; fees; violation; classification

The Vehicle for Hire Company may apply to the department on forms prescribed by the department. The permit is valid for three years.

  • Information for the Vehicle for Hire application process and steps on how to apply are found on the Vehicle for Hire Licensing webpage under the Process and License Requirements tab. 

Can I come to the office to fill out the application?

Please submit your application by email or postal mail. You may drop off a completed application at MVD offices, 1801 W Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 85007. 

Can you print my permit for me?

Your account is on a secure site. We do not have access to your account and are not able to print permits for your business. 

How do I get a permit for my golf cart?

Golf carts are not required to be licensed. We only license golf carts that are conducting a business, which are called Transportation Carts or Pedicabs. 

More information on golf carts and pedicabs


Where do I send my insurance documents, drug testing records, and other required documents?

These files are only needed upon request. You should keep files for all the vehicles in your fleet, but they are not required to be sent to our department unless requested. 

Do I have to pay an application fee?

Fees are only applied to Taxi vehicles.

  1. A vehicle for hire company may not operate in this state unless the vehicle for hire company is issued a permit by the department. The vehicle for hire company may apply to the department on forms prescribed by the department. The permit is valid for three years. The department shall charge and collect an application fee of twenty-four dollars per vehicle that is used as a taxi by the vehicle for hire company at the time of application, not to exceed a total of one thousand dollars per applicant. ARS §28-9503 (A)

How do I access my ServiceArizona account?

Contact the Vehicle for Hire Program at 602.712.5948 to apply for an account. 

Am I a taxi, livery, or limousine?

Please refer to the Vehicle for Hire webpage where you will find a list of compliances under the Compliance Requirements tab. The Vehicle for Hire categories are identified next to these requirements with a check mark for the ones that apply to each category. If there is no check, you are not required to follow that compliance.

Where do I bring my vehicle for an inspection?

Inspections are based off complaints and done on a random basis by the Compliance Department. We do not require an inspection upon receipt of application.

Where do I get my meter calibrated?

There is a list of Registered Service Agents available under the Helpful Links tab. 

How do I get the decal?

Decals are no longer being issued. Please refer to the Recent licensing changes tab. 

What endorsements do I need to drive as a vehicle for hire?

There are no endorsements regulated by Vehicle for Hire. 

I received a letter to verify my insurance, why?

Vehicle for Hire no longer applies any codes to the vehicles in a Vehicle for Hire company. If you receive a letter from Mandatory Insurance regarding insurance verification, you will need to contact them directly. Contact: 602.712.4300.

I want to drive for a rideshare company; how do I get a permit?

We do not regulate rideshare drivers. Please contact your company directly.  

Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at [email protected]. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en [email protected]. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.