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Taxicab Information

Taxi Permit (ID card): 

  • Taxi permits (ID cards) are required to pick up fares in the City of Fredericksburg (City Code 58-392).
  • Taxi Cab Permit applications can be submitted to the Records Section M-F from 08:30AM- 03:30PM each day.
  • If an application is approved, the applicant will be notified by the Records Section to obtain a copy of the approval letter from the Police Department. Once the required fees have been paid to the Treasurer's Office the applicant will bring proof of payment to the Police Department where a photograph of the applicant will be taken and the ID card will be issued. ID cards can be processed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 08:30AM- 03:30PM each day.
  • If an application has been denied, the applicant will be contacted by the Community Services Sergeant and advised of the denial reason.

Payment of Taxi Permit (ID card) fees:         

  • Payment of fees must be made to the Treasurer's Office located inside of City Hall at 715 Princess Anne Street.
  • Payment of fees can be made M-F from 08:30AM- 04:00PM each day.
  • New permits are subject to a $50 fee. Renewal permits are subject to a $25 fee.
  • The Treasurer's Office accepts cash, money order, and credit or debit for taxi permits. Payment made by credit or debit will be subject to a convenience fee set by the Treasurer’s Office. Checks will not be accepted.
  • A copy of the Police Department approval letter must be submitted to the Treasurer's Office before payment will be accepted.

Certificate of Convenience: 

  • A Certificate of Convenience is required to pick up fares in the City of Fredericksburg (City Code 58-421).
  • Certificate of Convenience applications may be submitted to the Records Section M-F from 08:30AM- 03:30PM each day. Applications must be accompanied by a photocopy of your insurance, driver’s license, registration, and business license.
  • Once a taxicab meets the safety standards set forth in City Code sections 58-384 and 58-385, the taxicab will be inspected at the Police Department. Inspections should be coordinated through the Community Services Sergeant. 

Taxi fingerprints:         

  • Taxi permit fingerprints will be submitted at the Fredericksburg Sheriff's Office located at 701 Princess Anne Street and are only required for new applications. Fingerprints must be on file before a taxi permit application will be considered.
  • Fingerprinting services are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00AM- 2:30PM each day.

Business License:        

  • A Business License must be obtained for owners and operators of  taxicabs that are used to pick up fares in the City of Fredericksburg. Business Licenses must be obtained from the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue located at 715 Princess Anne Street. Fees apply.