Administration and Regulatory Affairs

Vehicle for Hire Permitting and Enforcement

1002 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.394.8803  |  Fax: 832.395.9632
Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Vehicle for Hire Permitting and Enforcement Section is responsible for issuing licenses and permits to the operators and drivers of several different categories of vehicles-for-hire that include taxicabs, limousines, transportation network companies, private school vehicles, scheduled ground transportation, charter sightseeing vehicles, pedicabs and low-speed shuttles. The Vehicle for Hire Permitting and Enforcement Section also performs field enforcement ensuring compliance by the drivers and operators of vehicles for hire.

Vehicle-for-Hire operators should refer to the appropriate city code for specific details and requirements for operations/services: Code of Ordinances, City of Houston

** All Fees for vehicle for hire permits and licenses can be found on the City fee schedules. **

Service Complaints (revised 08.05.2014)

If you have a complaint about a driver or company please complete the complaint affidavit (.pdf) (updated July 27, 2015). The complaint affidavit must be completed and notarized before any administrative action can be taken against any driver. The form can be emailed to taxicomplaints@houstontx.gov or faxed to 832.395.9632.

Directors Rules and Regulations - Chapter 46

The City of Houston forms are .pdf documents.

Forms

The City of Houston forms are .pdf documents.

If you are looking for a form that is not listed please contact the Vehicle for Hire Permitting and Enforcement Section at 832.394.8803. All proof of insurance for vehicle for hire permits MUST be submitted by the insurance agent on the State approved Accord 25 form.

Vehicles for Hire

(Each person wishing to drive a Vehicle-for-Hire in the City of Houston must obtain a City issued Driver’s License)

Taxicabs (more info on Taxicabs)

Chauffeured Limousine Services (more info on Limousine Rates)

Sightseeing and Charter Services
Private School Vehicles

Jitneys (more info on Jitneys)

Pedicabs
Low Speed Shuttles

Wreckers
City of Houston Code of Ordinances - Chapter 8
Non Consent Tow Rates

Complaints: Contact Houston Police Department Auto Dealers

PHONE: 713.308.1440