Taxi Licensing

Companies that book and arrange taxis, taxi owners and taxi drivers are required to be licensed in order to comply with our by-law

The following tariff rates were approved by Council: 

Taxicab licensing tariff rates
Base ratePer km1km5km
$3.50 $0.107 per 1/20th km $5.53 14.09

Types of licences

See below for more information on taxicab licence types and requirements.

Taxicab broker

A taxi broker accepts calls for taxicabs that are used for hire. View our list of currently licensed taxicab brokers.

The following is required for a taxicab broker licence:


  • New taxicab broker - $1000
  • Renewal taxicab broker - $132
Taxicab driver

Taxicab drivers are responsible for driving taxicabs.

The following is required for a taxicab driver licence:

  • Taxicab Driver Licence Application
  • A Police Vulnerable Sector Check completed before and within 60 days application date
  • A letter of potential employment
  • A photograph taken at the City Clerk’s for use with a taxi driver’s licence and an identification card (also required for renewals)
  • A driver abstract review


  • New taxicab driver - $72
  • Renewal taxicab driver - $49
Taxicab owner operator

Taxicab owners have taxicabs registered in their name.  

The following is required for at taxicab owner operator application:


  • New taxicab owner operator - $64
  • Renewal taxicab owner operator - $64