Transportation-for-Hire Public Safety Advisory
For your safety, only ride in a licensed transportation-for-hire vehicle operated by a permitted driver.
The City ensures a background check has been completed on drivers, vehicles have been inspected and transportation-for-hire Company’s insurance has been checked.
Four key things to look for before taking a ride in a hailable vehicle (taxi), limousine, rideshare or shuttle vehicle in the city of Dallas.
- The vehicle has a current permit on the passenger’s side of the front windshield (example below).
- A display visible to passengers inside the vehicle which clearly shows the driver’s first name, picture, driver permit number and vehicle permit number.
- Hailable vehicles (taxicabs) must have a roof mounted top light (example below) and the following information on at least one door on each side of the vehicle: the name of the operating authority (Taxi Company), vehicle permit number and rate of fare.
- All transportation-for-hire drivers must have a City issued permit to operate a transportation-for-hire vehicle. For more information visit https://dallascitytx.portal.fasttrackgov.com/Common/ApplicationLinks.aspx.