IMPORTANT:

We are currently experiencing extremely high call volume to our Contact Center. Please contact us online by clicking here

The Downtown office will remain closed at this time. All other offices are open by appointment only. Click here for all office updates. 

In accordance with city and county ordinances, customers are required to wear masks (face coverings) when doing business with our office.

Vehicle For Hire

General Information


Important Update - Super Bowl Vehicle for Hire Permits

Companies requesting Special Event permits to be able to operate Vehicles for Hire during the two-week period around the Super Bowl need to submit an application. Click here for more information.


The purpose and intent of the Vehicle for Hire service are to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Hillsborough County through the regulation of vehicles for hire, including taxicabs, limousines, handicabs, vans and wreckers.

We are currently renewing and issuing original Public Vehicle Driver Licenses (PVDL) at our East Tampa office. We are also renewing and issuing original Certificates and Vehicle Permits for Limousines, Public Transportation Vans, and Handicabs.

OFFICIAL NOTICE: 2020 Notification of Certificates and Limited Taxicab Permits 
Click here to view 2020 Assignments of Permits

The Tax Collector’s Office does not issue permits or certificates for Ambulatory Services. Customers inquiring about Advance Life Services (ALS) and Basic Life Services (BLS) should contact the Hillsborough County Emergency Medical Planning Council (813) 307-3665. The Florida Department of Health’s website is another resource to find more information.


Vehicles for Hire