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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


City of Shreveport, Louisiana