All individuals who own a limousine to be driven for money must be licensed.

Individuals, partnerships or corporations.

Original Documents required for all applications (and renewal transactions).

Two pieces of government-issued identification (one must be photo ID):

  • Canadian Passport (photo ID)
  • Driver’s Licence (photo ID)
  • Canadian Birth Certificate
  • Citizenship Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • SIN Card (Social Insurance Number)
  • Valid Work Permit

Note:

  • First and last names must match on all identification
  • We do not accept Health Cards
  • Identification is required for all officers/directors listed on the Articles of Incorporation, Corporate Profile or Federal Form 6

The Licence and Permit Issuing Office at the East York Civic Centre is closed due to COVID-19. Businesses requiring licences and/or permits from the City of Toronto can apply via a new online application portal.

Licence application and renewal fees must be paid online. Please have all required documents ready to upload before starting the application, as it requires 10-15 minutes to complete and cannot be saved. Download a step by step guide on how to submit a new application.

Submit Application

If you have already submitted an application you may upload additional documents using your upload token.

Upload Documents for Existing Request

To help the taxicab and limousine industry, during the 2021 budget process, Toronto City Council approved reducing the Accessibility Fund Program fee by 75 per cent for 2021. The new fee was applied on March 12. Anyone who paid the 2021 fee prior to this date will receive a credit that will be applied against future licensing fees.

Application fee: $1,103.79

Accessibility Fund Program fee: $31.33

You will need to pay a total of $1,135.12 when applying for your limousine owner licence.

Learn more about the Accessibility Fund Program and how it will support the availability of accessible service and offset the higher cost of providing wheelchair accessible service.

Partnerships and corporations must also provide the following:

  • a business location/address
  • a copy of provincial business name registration or signed franchise agreement
  • a partnership agreement
  • or, a copy of Articles of Incorporation (Note: If there has been a change to the list of officers and directors, please also provide a current Corporate Profile Report)

If the president, director or officer of the corporation are unable to apply in person at the Licence & Permit Issuing Office, a designate may apply on their behalf. The designate must:

  • have an original letter advising of their signing authority on the corporation letterhead
  • provide two pieces of identification for themselves and
  • provide two pieces of identification for each officer and director of the corporation

Applicants must provide an original Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check issued by a Canadian Police Service within 280 days prior to the application.

Applicants must provide proof of $2,000,000 in Commercial General Liability (PL/PD) insurance.

A form certificate will be provided at time of application for your insurance provider to complete.

Original completed forms that are signed and stamped by the insurer must be emailed to mlstaxilimo@toronto.ca from the insurer.

An original provincial vehicle registration, where the name and address match the applicants. For example, if the applicant is a partnership or corporation, the vehicle ownership must be registered to the partnership or corporation.

Maximum age of vehicles

In December 2020, City Council adopted bylaw amendments that placed a moratorium on the enforcement of the age of vehicles for the next two years. The change came into effect on January 1. 2021. This means that sedan limousines manufactured in 2013, 2014 and 2015 will need to be replaced in 2022.

Stretch vehicles must be no more than eight model years old. For example, a stretch limousine manufactured in 2013 must be replaced in 2021.

Restrictions for vehicles used as limousines

The vehicles

  • cannot be branded as rebuilt
  • must have the limousine plate affixed to the front grill
  • must be equipped with winter tires from December 1 to April 30

See the approved limousine vehicles list.

To register a replacement vehicle the following documents can be submitted through our online renewal portal:

  • Provincial Vehicle Ownership
  • Safety Standard Certificate (SSC) or Annual Inspection Certificate (AIC). Stretch limousines must provide an AIC, which must be dated within 36 days of submission.
  • Certificate of Insurance can be emailed to mlstaxilimo@toronto.ca

An original Standard Safety Certificate (SSC) or Annual Inspection Certificate (AIC) is required as part of a complete application.

An SSC or AIC is issued following an inspection by a Motor Vehicle Inspection Station (MVIS) garage operator, licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

The SSC or AIC cannot be more than 36 days old at time of submission.

To submit your SCC or AIC:

Find Your Submission Date:

Limousine Vehicle Inspections

  • Safety Standards Certificate (SSC) or Annual Inspection Certificate (AIC) needs to be submitted once a year
  • SSC or AIC can be submitted up to 30 days before the submission date, but can’t be more than 36 days old at time of submission
  • Keep a hard copy of all SSCs and AICs in the vehicle

If a SCC or an AIC is not provided within seven days of its due date, your business licence can be suspended.

Cameras are not mandatory in limousines, but if installed, a notice must be attached in the limousine informing passengers that they are being video recorded.

This updated notice is available at the Licence and Permit Issuing Office, 850 Coxwell Avenue, 3rd Floor.

Provide a list of rates, fare or fees to be charged to customers for service. For example, rate charged for driving a passenger from Downtown Toronto to the Airport.

No owner, limousine service company or any person in its employ shall quote or charge less than the amount set out in Appendix D to Chapter 546, Limousine Tariffs to Lester B. Pearson International Airport, for trips originating within the City of Toronto and terminating at Lester B. Pearson International Airport. The Tariff Map should be signed and returned to us at the time of application and also for renewals.

A photo of the applicant must be submitted with all other required application documents. It is essential that the photo provided complies with the Licence Application Photo Requirements. Failure to do so may result in delayed or rejected applications.

Your licence will expire annually on the anniversary of the date that the licence was first issued.

To help the taxicab and limousine industry, during the 2021 budget process, Toronto City Council approved a 50 per cent reduction in renewal fees and 75 per cent reduction in the Accessibility Fund Program fee for 2021. The new fees were applied on March 12. Anyone who paid the 2021 fees prior to this date will receive a credit that will be applied against future licensing fees.

The renewal fee is $354.87

Accessibility Fund Program fee: $31.33

You will need to pay a total of $386.20 when renewing for your limousine owner licence.

Learn more about the Accessibility Fund Program and how it will support the availability of accessible service and offset the higher cost of providing wheelchair accessible service.

A renewal notice, identifying any documents required to renew the licence, will be mailed to the address on file.

The Licence and Permit Issuing Office at the East York Civic Centre is closed due to COVID-19. Existing licensees can now renew their licences via a new online renewal portal. Licence renewal fees must be paid online.

Renew Licence

Please have all required documents ready to upload before starting the renewal, as it requires 10-15 minutes to complete and cannot be saved. Download a step by step guide on how to renew a licence or permit.

Payments received after the licence expiry date are subject to late fees in addition to the annual licence fee. Find your outstanding business licence or permit renewal invoice.

If you fail to renew your licence within 90 days of the specified renewal date, your licence will be cancelled and you will have to reapply.

Renewal Forms: