Taxi drivers

The City requires taxi drivers to have a license.


Taxi drivers in Minneapolis must have:

  • A Minnesota or Wisconsin driver’s license 
  • A good driving record 
  • At least one year of driving experience

Taxi drivers in Minneapolis must be:

  • At least 18 years old 
  • Able to read, write and speak English 
  • Knowledgeable about the taxi laws and streets in Minneapolis

Taxi drivers cannot have alcohol or drug addiction.

Drivers must send us a five-year background report.

See Background reports

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See Taxi Driver Application

If you lose your license, you may request a replacement.

See Taxi Driver Duplicate or Replacement License Application

If you want to work for a different taxi company, you need to update your license.

See Taxi Driver Company Transfer License Application


Find your license fee

Submit your application 

Submit your application to Business Licenses & Consumer Services

If you have questions, contact:


The information on this page should serve only as guidelines. 

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Taxi service complaint

If you hailed a taxi in Minneapolis and had a problem with the ride or driver, you can report an issue. You can also report if you think a driver is not licensed.

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If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

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Contact us

Business Licenses & Consumer Services

Community Planning & Economic Development






Public Service Building 
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415


Minneapolis 311


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Monday – Friday