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Review the requirements and check list for renewing a Certificate of Operating Authority.

The Account Manager is the person assigned to specific companies or businesses that are regulated by the Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV). The Account Manager does not necessarily manage the daily transactions at the client services counter.

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Download the application for a new Certificate of Operating Authority

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Submit a complaint in writing or use the online Department of For-Hire Vehicles Complaint Form.

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DFHV processes applicants for a Taxicab and/or Sedan or Limousine Operator’s Licenses.

One of the most important considerations for any business operation is customer service. The way customers feel about their treatment can have greater impact than the cost paid for the service.

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DFHV Enforcement staff is responsible for ensuring compliance with Title 31 regulations.

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Use the dashboard to view the listing of DFHV registered drivers.

The Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) is authorized to hear complaints and disputes occurring within the vehicle-for-hire industry and to foster positive intra-industry relationships. See D.C. Official Code § 50-301.07.

The Independent Vehicle Business (IVB) is a District of Columbia based businesses formed by Maryland and Virginia residents for the purpose of allowing the registration of public vehicles-for-hire (taxicabs, limousines, and black cars) in Washington, DC as independe

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DC Taxi Luxury Class Service Operating Authority application, instructions, checklist and terms.

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Use our Lost Property Form to recover Items found by the driver of a DC taxicab.

OHCR is the administrative court of the agency created to manage complaints and conflicts.

The Department of For-Hire Vehicles has opened the Online Business Portal to allow drivers to login here to view their applications, licenses, vehicles and One-Stop Forms; and companies to log

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Transport DC provides an alternative transportation service for MetroAccess customers.

The Department of For-Hire Vehicles introduces Transportation as a Service (TaaS) to offer the means for mobility to any District residents who needs transportation to attend school, to get to work, or to make a medical appointment.

DFHV facilitates the donation of any retired DC taxicabs to qualiified nonprofit organizations serving District residents.

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Public vehicles for hire licensed by DFHV must follow specific procedures for registration.