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Rulemaking and Administrative Issuances

Pending Rulemakings

Taxicab Age and Mileage

DFHV published the First Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend Title 31 of the DC Municipal Regulations to update taxi age and mileage requirements on December 22, 2023. The agency has received overwhelmingly supportive comments from the drivers and proceeded with finalizing the rules. The final rulemaking was published in the DC Register on June 14, 2024. New Vehicle Age and Mileage criteria are as follows:

  • Maximum vehicle age for internal combustion engine vehicles: increased from 10 to 15 years
  • Maximum vehicle age for EV, Hybris and WAVs: increased from 10 to 20 years. To continue operating from 15 years up to 20 years, owners of these vehicles will have to submit an annual application verifying the suitability of the vehicle.
  • Maximum mileage to enter service for new drivers: increased from 65,000 to 150,000 miles
  • Maximum mileage limit: none


Taxicab Fare Adjustment

The Taxicab Fare Adjustment Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in the DC Register on Friday, October 13, 2023.

The comment period closed on November 27, 2023.


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