Taxi & limousine businesses

Each company (broker), driver and vehicle must have all necessary licences to operate a taxi or limousine in the City of Airdrie.

Below is an overview of requirements. For specific regulations, please refer to the Taxi Bylaw.

 

Overview of licences

Type of license Fee & Form Duration

Business licence (choose one):

1. Resident business 

 

or

 

2. Non-Resident business 


$100

Commercial/Industrial Info Sheet

Home-based Info Sheet

 

$200

Info Sheet

Valid for one year
(expires December 31)

Home Business Development Permit

(for City of Airdrie home-based businesses)

$125, Minor
$300, Major
Permanent approval in most cases
Broker's licence $150
Form
Valid for one year
(expires midnight, March 31)
Taxi licence $50 per vehicle
Form
Valid for one year
(expires midnight, March 31)
Driver / chauffeur licence

$50 per driver

Form

Valid for one year
(expires midnight, March 31)

Business licence

All businesses operating in Airdrie must have a valid City of Airdrie business licence. Businesses operating from a home located in Airdrie may also need to apply for a Home Business Development Permit. Non-resident (outside Airdrie city limits) businesses operating in Airdrie must apply for a Non Resident Business Licence.

Home Business

Taxi businesses being operated out of a home in Airdrie may be required to apply for a Home Business Development Permit.

Broker’s (company) licence

Each individual or company owning and operating a business that provides taxi or limousine service must obtain a Broker’s Licence. The application includes information about all vehicles and drivers. The Broker must also have a current City of Airdrie Business Licence.

Taxi licence

Each vehicle operating as a taxi or limousine must be licenced. This includes:

  • Name of registered owner and proof of registration
  • Proof of insurance
  • Mechanical fitness report
  • Proof of Taximeter
  • Proof of Taxi License Fee

Driver license

Each taxi or limousine driver must have an approved Driver License form the City of Airdrie. This includes submitting copies of:

  • Provincial driver’s license
  • Driver’s abstract (no older than 30 days)
  • Criminal records check (within 21 days of application)
  • Canadian birth certificate, Canadian citizenship, or original Landed Immigrant papers
  • Work permit (if required)
  • Proof of English Proficiency
 

Mechanical inspection

Each vehicle must have passed the Enhanced Livery Vehicle Inspection Standards (ELVIS) inspection from a certified garage in Airdrie. A copy of the standards book is available upon request.

Garage Address
Canadian Tire
403.948.3993
300, 202 Veterans Blvd NE
Scenic View Motors
403.912.0090
1, 91 East Lake Cr NE
W&B Automotive Repair
403.948.7247
524 Centre Ave NE

Please contact the garage of your choice to set up a time for your inspection. Please be advised that the cost of the inspection is up to the discretion of the garage.

 

Taximeter & fares

Each taxi must be equipped with a Taximeter properly sealed and calibrated. The City of Airdrie will seal and calibrate the meter. Please call 403.948.8800 ext. 7892 to set up an appointment.

Fares must be in accordance with Schedule “B” found in the Taxi Bylaw

 

Application process

How to apply

You must apply in person, by appointment only:

  • Municipal Police Building 2 Highland Park Way NE, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Payment type accepted: Cash (in person only), cheque, Visa, MasterCard or Debit

Forms

Forms can be downloaded from this page or hard copies are available for pick up at the Municipal Police Building.

Processing time

We strive to process licences quickly. Most taxi licences are processed in ten to 14 working days. However, if your business requires other permits, this process could take longer and is subject to the processing times of other permitting departments and agencies.

 

Other requirements

Please see the Taxi Bylaw for a complete list of definitions, requirements, penalties, appeal processes and more.

 

Planning & building inspections permits

Depending on the location of your business, other City of Airdrie permits may be required including:

  • Planning approvals (tenancy, development, sign and home business development permit)
  • Building inspections approvals (building and occupancy permits, fire inspection
 

Contact us


P. 403.948.8800

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