Taxi Cab & Limousine Drivers
A vehicle for hire driver licence application form is available on the 7th floor of City Hall, or for download here.
Every application for new driver must be accompanied by/provide proof of:
- An Ontario drivers licence;
- Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status, or a work permit (and possibly a visa) issued by the Government of Canada;
- A Police Records Check dated no later than 60 days prior to the application (note: criminal convictions within the last five years may result in a licence not being issued);
- A Ministry of Transportation Driver’s Record (abstract) dated no later than 60 days prior to the application.
Applicants may choose between a 3, 6, 9, 12 or 24-month licence. Driver licence fees are $5/month. The associated fees are:
3 months $15.00*
6 months $30.00*
9 months $45.00*
12 months $60.00*
24 months $120.00
*Note: An application administration fee of $25.00 for second, and subsequent, short-term licences (less than 24 months) will be charged for all Vehicle for Hire Driver Licenses, including Private Vehicles for Hire. This fee will be added to the driver license fees described above.
Private Vehicle for Hire Drivers
PLEASE NOTE: Private vehicle for hire drivers who are driver partners with UBER will have their application materials submitted by UBER. Drivers must contact UBER with respect to their licence.
Contact our Licensing Office for general inquiries related to the By-law, or contact UBER for more detailed information regarding private vehicles for hire.
Contact the Licensing Office if you are working for or represent another Transportation Network Company or Private Vehicle for Hire Service. Please also refer to the Vehicle for Hire By-law and Vehicle for Hire Regulation "1" for complete information.
Training for Drivers?
Driver training, though not required by the by-law, can help develop good driver habits. Topics covered include a focus on by-law regulations, customer service, the role of enforcement, dealing with persons varying abilities, and sensitivity training. The City of London does not offer such courses but you can contact the following to inquire about training:
Bob Barker (independent) Tel 514-803-7518 or email@example.com
NOTE: The City of London does not endorse or monitor any of the courses or instructors listed here. These are simply provided as a courtesy.