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Article Q, Taxicabs

City of Savannah
Mobility & Parking Services
Transportation Services

Requirements to be permitted to drive a taxicab:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Can not be convicted of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating beverages or drugs within two years of application, or have been convicted of reckless driving within one year, or have been convicted of three or more of these offenses within three years of application, or have been convicted of any crime related to transporting persons for immoral purposes (prostitution, solicitation of prostitution, or any sex related offense), or have been convicted of, been on parole, probation or serve time on a sentence of a felony. A plea of nolo contendre to any of the offenses set out shall be deemed a conviction.
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  • Be a citizen of the United States or alien admitted for permanent residence or who have otherwise been granted employment authorization by the United States Immigration Naturalization Services.
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  • Must show that he has a current motor vehicle operator's license issued or approved by the State of Georgia, and that the license is not under suspension or revocation.
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  • Must provide a current 7 year Motor Vehicle Report, no more than 90 days old
       
  • Criminal/Background check required from Police Department, fee may apply
  • Taxi drivers are issued a 30-day temporary permit after submitting a 7-year driver’s history, doctor’s certificate, after a criminal history, background check has been completed and found in compliance. At which time, he/she has two chances to take the test and pass it within the 30-day period. If driver does not pass the test after the 2nd chance, permit is null and void.
  • $5 Drivers permit fee. 

Testing is administered are by appointment only.

To renew a Taxi Driver's permit:
  • $5 Driver's permit fee
  • Submit a Criminal/Background check required from Police Department, fee may apply
  • Must provide a certified 3 year Motor Vehicle Report, no more than 90 days old
  • Taxi Driver's permit shall be in effect for 12 months from the date of issue.
   
"New Taxi Company Packet”

 New Company Registration
   

Taxicab startup form

Taxi Ordinance 2008

 For more information, call the Transportation Office at (912) 651-6468