You can find license information for taxicabs.


A taxicab:

  • Transports passengers for a fee
  • Can seat seven or fewer people

A wheelchair accessible taxicab:

  • Is a minivan or similar vehicle
  • Is adapted for people who use wheelchairs
  • Prioritizes calls for service from individuals who use wheelchairs

Limousines do not need this license.  

taxi in the snow


Vehicle inspections

Your taxicab must pass an inspection at an authorized garage:

  • Before you can get a Minneapolis license
  • Every year before renewing your license.

See authorized garages for taxis

A mechanic will give you a taxi inspection report. Bring this to the Business Licenses office.  

See Taxi Inspection Report


If you want to use a different car, you need to update your license.

See Car to Car Transfer License Application

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

See Company to Company Transfer License Application

If you want to sell your car to another person, you need to complete an application.

See Person to Person 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. 

Authorized garages

Bobby & Steve's Auto World
10740 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN

Blue & White Taxi/Xpress Auto
4812 Park Glen Rd., St. Louis Park, MN

Fleet Services
1907 Charles Ave., Saint Paul, MN

Jeff's Bobby & Steve's Auto World
3828 Central Ave., Columbia Heights, MN

Paulie's Automotive Inc
6301 Welcome Ave. N. #22, Brooklyn Park, MN

R & R Automotive
4056 42nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

Saint Paul’s Equipment Services Garage
1675 Kasota St., Saint Paul, MN

Taxi Services Inc./ Airport Taxi & Yellow Cab
5010 Hillsboro Ave. N., New Hope, MN

Unlicensed taxicabs

If you operate a taxi in Minneapolis without a license, the City will tow your vehicle and fine you.
taxi cab

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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Business Licenses & Consumer Services

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


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