TAXICAB SERVICES ORDINANCE


The County of Sonoma has adopted Ordinance #6029 on April 23, 2013 regarding the operation of a taxi business within the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County. In order to operate a taxi business, your business must be permitted with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. Any person or entity who engages in providing taxi service within the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County shall be required to submit an application for such permit or apply for a Certificate of Exemption. All businesses and drivers have to submit application to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. All vehicles utilized as taxicabs must be inspected as outlined in this ordinance and all drivers and vehicles must be permitted by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. Businesses and drivers already permitted through a City within Sonoma County can apply for a Certificate of Exemption providing that City’s permit meets or exceeds the requirements of the County ordinance.


Application Process

  • Taxicab businesses must complete a Business Application with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and be approved in order to operate a business within the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County.
  • Each taxicab driver must complete a Driver Application and have it approved by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Each vehicle must have a permit issued by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Businesses already permitted by a City within Sonoma County must complete a Certificate of Exemption and have it approved by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.
  • If you need additional forms, you may access the online forms or come to the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office and pick one up.
  • Make check payable to the County of Sonoma and turn in the completed application for to Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, 2796 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

  • List of Approved Taxicab Companies: These companies have been approved and the vehicles have passed all inspections, and driver(s) have been permitted to drive vehicles.

     

    PDF's

    Certificate Of Exemption

    Driver Permit Application

    Ordinance - Minimum Insurance

    Vehicle Permit Application

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