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Certificate of Operating Authority

Certificate of Operating Authority

The DC Department of For-Hire Vehicles will be accepting Operating Authority License Renewal applications until Monday, December 17, 2018. All Independent Operators must submit an application and the required documents for 2018 Operating Authority renewal in the Client Services Department anytime Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Independent Operator Certificate of Operating Authority applications will no longer be accepted online. Please call 202 645-7300 if you have any questions or concerns. 

To be considered complete, the application must include all required documents.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.  Acceptance of your application payment by the Department of For-Hire Vehicles does not constitute approval of your application. If your application is submitted on-time and approved, you will receive an email notification.  In addition, you will receive an Operating Authority Certificate via US mail to the address on file during the week of January 8, 2019. If your application is denied, your Account Manager will contact you directly. 

 Operating Authority Fees:
•    Taxicab Company:  $475
•    Taxicab Association: $475
•    Limousine Company:  $475
•    Independent Operator Taxi: $50
•    Independent Operator Limousine: $250  

If you have any questions, please contact your assigned Account Manager.

Operating Authority Renewal  Checklist:
☐ Complete online Operating Authority License Renewal application.
☐ Attachment 1: Copy of your current Occupancy Permit.
☐ Attachment 2: Copy of DC Tax Letter/Coupon/Voucher.
☐ Attachment 3: Copy of Federal Tax Return Transcript/Coupon/Voucher.
☐ Attachment 4: Current Certificate of Good Standing from the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) for each domestic and foreign corporation with vehicles in your fleet.
☐ Attachment 5: A copy of the Articles and Certificate of Incorporation and By-laws; For Partnerships: An executed copy of the Partnership Agreement; For Associations: Current By-laws and other Rules and Regulations relating to the organization and operation of the association; For unincorporated entity provide proof of Unincorporated Business status. If there hasn’t been any change from the prior year’s filing then attachment 5 is optional.
☐ Attachment 6: Copy of Prior Year’s Filed Federal and Local Income Tax Returns.
☐ Attachment 7: Itemized schedule of all customer fees.
☐ Attachment 8: District of Columbia Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Traffic Adjudication Report, ticket report for each Taxicab vehicle.
☐ Attachment 9: Certificate-of-Identity information on a form indicating the trade name of the applicant, the persons authorized to sign for the applicant, and other identifying information required by the Office.
☐ Attachment 10:  Verification that the applicant has applied for and is pre-approved for insurance that complies with District of Columbia insurance requirements and the requirements of chapter 9 of this title.
☐ Attachment 11: The specially-equipped taxicab vehicle information, where applicable, required to be submitted by § 604 of this title.