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Taxi Endorsement

Effective 5.9.2017 HB391S01 removes the requirement for a person to have a Taxi endorsement on the person’s driver license to drive a taxicab in the state.

By adding an endorsement to your driver license, this requires you to obtain a new Utah driver license.  If your current Utah driver license expires in the next 6 months you can renew for the next 5 years, or if the expiration date is more than 6 months you would apply for a duplicate driver license and the expiration date would remain the same as it is now.  Once you have completed the process the Z endorsement will be displayed on your driver license.

Process for obtaining a taxi endorsement:

  • You must be 21 years of age;
  • Schedule an appointment for your visit, or walk-in at a driver license office;
  • If you plan to walk-in you can complete the application in the office, or complete this online application ahead of time;
  • Photo will be taken;
  • Bring your current Utah driver license and two proofs of Utah residence if your address has changed;
  • Pass an eye test;
  • Complete a 25-question written test that is closed book; and
  • Pay the duplicate license fee of $18.00 and the taxi endorsement fee of $7.00

PRIVATE PASSENGER CARRIERS
It is necessary that all private passenger carriers obtain a taxi endorsement, if they are operating a Class D vehicle to transport passengers for hire.  Utah Senate Bill 12 defines private passenger carriers as individuals who are operating any motor vehicle for hire that is designed to transport 15 or fewer passengers, including the driver; and is operated to transport an employee of the person that hires the motor vehicle operator.  All drivers who operate a motor vehicle on behalf of a business to transport employees, must obtain a taxi cab endorsement.  See requirements above for obtaining a taxi endorsement.

The definition for private passenger carrier does NOT include a motor vehicle driven by a “transportation network” as defined in Section 13-51-102.

After all requirements for a license have been successfully completed, you will receive a temporary photo license on the same day.  The completed license will then be mailed to you in approximately 6-8 weeks.