The Vehicle for Hire Permitting and Enforcement section issues licenses and permits to operators and drivers of vehicles for hire, and performs field enforcement ensuring compliance by operators and drivers of vehicles for hire. The categories of vehicles for hire regulated by the section include taxicabs, limousines, private school vehicles, scheduled ground transportation, charter sightseeing vehicles, pedicabs, and low-speed shuttles.
The jitney application fee is for a jitney company permit.
A jitney driver's license is required to drive a jitney vehicle in the City of Houston.
Jitney means a motorized passenger vehicle having a manufacturer's rated seating capacity of not less than nine and no more than 15 persons including the driver, that is operated
Jitney zones are the zones the operator intends to operate their jitney vehicle. Zones may include airport facilities, which proof shall be submitted with the zone filing.
A limousine license is required to operate a permitted limousine vehicle in the City of Houston
A limousine permit means a permit assigned to a specific permitted limousine vehicle under a licensed limousine company.
A limousine permit assigned to a limousine vehicle for a permitted limousine company that will only be valid for 30 days from date of issuance.
Application for a low speed shuttle permit.
A low speed shuttle license is required to operate a permitted low speed shuttle vehicle in the City of Houston.
A low speed shuttle permit means a permit assigned to a specific permitted low speed shuttle under a permitted low speed shuttle company.