There are two ways to become a taxicab owner:


To own a taxi, a licence is required. You can purchase an existing Taxicab Owner or Toronto Taxicab Owner licence from another owner.


You can transfer an existing Taxicab Owner licence or Toronto Taxicab Owner licence into the name of an Estate.

To renew an active licence, visit the Licence & Permit Management and Renewal portal. Your licence will expire annually on the anniversary of the date that the licence was first issued. A renewal notice, identifying any documents required to renew the licence, will be mailed to the address on file.

Taxicab owners who also wish to drive a taxicab, must be licensed as a Vehicle-for-Hire driver.

Please note: new licences are issued from our waiting list, which has been on hold since 2016.