The mission of the Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) is to protect the public interest by regulating the vehicle-for-hire industry to allow the residents and visitors of the District of Columbia to have safe, affordable, and accessible transportation options.
Summary of Service
The Department of For-Hire Vehicles provides licensing, adjudication, enforcement, and Lost and Found service for drivers, taxicab companies/associations, and limousine operators, as well as DC residents and visitors who use public and private vehicle-for-hire in District of Columbia.
The Department of For-Hire Vehicles is aligned with its mission to regulate the vehicle-for-hire industry to allow residents and visitors of the District of Columbia to have safe, affordable and accessible transportation. Agency duties include regulating taxis, limousines, private vehicle operators, digital dispatch services, Payment Service Providers; and managing the relationships with equipment manufacturers and insurance companies. The agency also provides transportation for special populations including older adults, people with disabilities, veterans, school children and others through its transportation programs. The For-Hire Vehicle Advisory Council advises the agency on the industry.