Vehicle for Hire

City of Shreveport

Chapter 102 Code of Ordinances




Before engaging in the business as a vehicle for hire, all persons shall submit an application for a permit to operate that business. No class of service (Horse-Drawn Carriages, Casino Transportation, Interactive Transportation, Bus Service, Limousine, Towing & Recovery, and Taxi Driver) listed in the city ordinance shall operate in the Shreveport/Bossier City area without first having completed the application for the permit to operate.
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Permits



All companies wishing to operate as a vehicle for hire shall submit a completed application (or complete an application at the Vehicle for Hire office); cash, company check, or money order (NO CREDIT CARDS) for the appropriate amount; a current occupational license, certificate of liability insurance, and a current certificate of occupancy.


Vehicle for Hire Operational Licenses



All drivers of vehicle for hire companies are required to submit: a completed application (or complete an application at the Vehicle for Hire office); cash, or money order (NO CREDIT CARDS) for the appropriate amount. The licenses are required to be renewed every YEAR and expire 365 days from the date of issue. A valid driver’s license (Class A or B for wrecker drivers, Class D for all other classes of service) shall be presented at the time of application. Click here for Vehicle for Hire application for drivers.


Inspections



Inspections shall be conducted every year for each vehicle operated as a vehicle for hire and a city issued sticker shall be attached at the successful completion of that inspection.


Fees




Vehicle for Hire Operational Licenses $50.00

Permit Stickers (per vehicle) Wrecker Services $10.00

All other classes $150.00

Inspections All vehicles $25.00

Replacement cards $24.00



Applications

available online or at:

Vehicle for Hire Office, Room 63, Police Building

1234 Texas Ave.

Shreveport, La 71101


For more information, call the VFH office at

318-673-7212 or 318-673-7213