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What documents, approvals and fees you need to apply for a taxi driver’s licence or a taxi owner’s licence in Mississauga.

To apply for a taxicab driver’s licence you’ll need to submit:

  • A Driver/Operator Licence Application
  • Proof that you’re at least 18 years old
  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship, landed immigrant status or a valid work permit
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence, Class G minimum
  • Ontario driver’s record
  • Original criminal record search completed in the last 60 days
  • Name of the taxi brokerage you’re working for
  • Your photo. We’ll take your photo when you apply in person.

Licence fees

Applying for a new taxi driver’s licence will cost $245.09. This  includes:

Type of fee Price
Initial licence fee (HST exempt) $19
Balance of licence fee (HST exempt) $171
Search of your Province of Ontario drivers record (if provided by the City) $16.25
Copy of Public Vehicle Licensing By-law 420-04, as amended (if provided by the City) $32.50
HST $6.34
Total $245.09

Renewing a taxi driver’s licence

Your licence will expire annually on your birthday. A renewal notice will be mailed to the address we have on file for you.

To renew your licence you’ll need to submit the following documents and pay the renewal fee:

  • A Licence Renewal Application
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence, Class G minimum
  • Original criminal record search completed within 60 days of the renewal date, if you’re an “active driver”

Drivers who are not currently active (non-driving status) won’t need a criminal record search.

The fee to renew your licence is $172. If you pay the renewal fee more than 10 business days after your licence expiry date there will be an additional fee of $89.55.

If you don’t renew your taxi driver’s licence within one year of the expiry date, you’ll have to reapply as a new applicant.

There are two ways to get a taxi owner’s licence:

  • Join the priority waiting list
  • Buy a taxi owner’s licence privately from an existing owner

Join the priority waiting list

A limited number of taxi owner’s licences are issued each year. If your application meets all of the requirements but the maximum number of licences have already been issued, you can join the priority list to be notified when more licences are issued.

To be added to the priority waiting list you must:

  • Be a licensed taxicab driver who has filed an annual statutory declaration
  • Have renewed your taxicab driver’s licence within 90 days of the expiry date
  • Pay the licence fee of $400.59 and the annual maintenance cost of $275.16

You can own a maximum of 12 licence plates. If you’ve already been issued a licence from the priority list you cannot re-enter your name.

Licence requirements

To apply for a taxicab owner’s licence you’ll need to submit:

  • An Owner Licence Application completed by the business owner, partner, president or an authorized agent (if applying as a corporation, the applicant must hold 51% of the voting rights).
  • Articles of incorporation and/or business registration documents, if applying as a company
  • Provincial permit for the vehicle
  • Certificate of insurance with a minimum $2 million coverage and endorsed to the City of Mississauga
  • Lease agreement, if vehicle is leased
  • A copy of the Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Card and either:
    • A Ministry of Transportation Vehicle Inspection report that shows the vehicle has been accepted within the previous 60 days
    • A Safety Standard Certificate issued within the previous 60 days

Your vehicle must be inspected at the Mobile Licensing Office before your licence can be issued.

Licence fees

A taxi owner’s licence issued from priority list will cost $1,061.

Transferring a taxi owner’s licence from a previous owner will cost $1,313.

Renewing an owner’s licence

Your taxi owner’s licence will expire every year on February 28. A renewal notice will be mailed to the address we have on file for you.

To renew your licence, you’ll need to submit the following documents and pay the renewal fee:

  • A Licence Renewal Application
  • Certificate of insurance endorsed to the City of Mississauga
  • Valid Master Business Name Registration, if applicable

The fee to renew your licence is $472. If you pay the renewal fee more than 10 business days after your licence expiry date there will be an additional fee of $89.55.

If you’re a driver as well as an owner, your taxi driver’s licence will also expire on February 28.

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