Drive a Taxi

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The City of Greensboro regulates the operation of taxis pursuant to the City of Greensboro Code of Ordinances Chapter 28

There must be a Certificate of Necessity and Convenience for each taxicab operated within the City of Greensboro (Sec. 28-32), and each taxicab driver must obtain a driver’s permit (Sec. 28-66).

You must apply for these privileges through the City of Greensboro. Any vehicle or driver must be part of an established taxi cab company that operates under a trade name. 

Taxi Driver

To be a taxi cab driver, you must complete this Application for Permit to Drive Taxi Cab and bring it to the Records Division at 100 Police Plaza during any of these times:

  • Tuesdays from 9 am to 6 pm
  • Wednesdays from 2-6 pm
  • Thursdays from 2-6 pm.

You will also get fingerprinted at this time. The process costs $38.

Taxi Vehicle

To own a taxi cab vehicle, you must complete a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity and bring it to the Records Division at 100 Police Plaza the first 10 work days of January or July, during any of these times:

  • Tuesdays from 9 am to 6 pm
  • Wednesdays from 2-6 pm
  • Thursdays from 2-6 pm.

Each application costs $100 and each taxi cab is required to have its own certificate/application. The application fee is non-refundable.

Next Step

After forms are completed by the Records Division, bring your paperwork to the Taxi Inspector, located at  the Kitchen Operations Center, 2602 S. Elm-Eugene St., Room #C221. The inspector will notify you whether or not your application has been approved.

General Info

The Records Division has a notary public on staff who can certify your paperwork.

You may pay for either the driver or vehicle process by check drawn on local a bank or by debit card or credit card.