Taxicab Licenses & Inspections

City of South Bend Taxi Cab Licensing & Inspections are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. at the following location:

  • Central Services Division
    1045 West Sample St
    South Bend, Indiana  46619 

Driver Requirements:

  • Criminal History Reports from each City you have lived in for the past 20 years.
  • Driving Records from each State you have lived in for the past 10 years.
  • Must possess a Public Passenger Chauffeur's License or CDL with PPC Endorsement to drive a taxi cab.
  • Driver's license can only be from Indiana or Michigan, depending where you live, and address on license and application must match.
  • Statement from a licensed physician certifying that, in the physician's opinion, you are not suffering from any disease of infirmity which may make you an unsafe or unsatisfactory driver.
  • Test results from a 10 panel drug test.
  • Application Fee of $5.00 and $16.00 upon approval.
  • Download Taxi Cab License Requirements
  • Download Driver Application.
  • Note:  If you have had a Felony in the past 20 years, or a Misdemeanor in the past 10 years, you are not eligible for a Taxi License in the City of South Bend.
  • This is a yearly license that runs from October 1 through September 30.

Taxi Company Requirements:

  • The building location must be in a commercially zoned area.  Please contact the Building Department at 574.235.9554 for zoning information.
  • Company must own or control at least 6 vehicles and have them available for calls 24 hours a day.
  • Vehicle Inspection costs are $55.00 per vehicle.
  • A Company Annual Business License of $100.00.
  • Download Application For Taxi Company License.
  • This is a yearly license that runs from October 1 through September 30.

View the current Taxi Company List

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