Taxicabs or Vehicle for Hire
"Taxicab or vehicle for hire" means any motor vehicle engaged i the
business of carrying passengers for hire, having a seating capacity of
not more than seven (7) people. The taxicab company is required to
obtain a business license. A background check is required for all taxi
drivers, as well as a Certificate of Inspection for all taxicabs or
vehicles for hire. Licenses, Taxi Driver ID cards, and background checks
must be renewed annually. Vehicle inspections must be renewed
semi-annually, with the inspections being completed by an ASE certified
auto mechanic. (Vehicle inspections can be inspected at the City of
Lewiston Service Center, to schedule an appointment contact the City
Service Center at 746-2623).
Each taxicab or vehicle for hire is required to be insured under a
motor vehicle liability insurance policy, issued by an insurance carrier
licensed to do business in the State of Idaho. The insurance policy
must be a minimum coverage of $300,000. Proof of insurance must
accompany the application for license.
How to Apply
To apply for a Taxicab or Vehicle for Hire license, complete and return the following documents:
- Driver - Background forms are available at 215 D Street, Lewiston, ID 83501
For more information on Taxicabs or Vehicle for Hire, see Lewiston City Code Chapter 34.