Vehicle For Hire

General Information


Important Update - Certificate and Limited Taxicab Permit Applications Available July 1 - July 30

Click here to review the instructions and to apply.


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