Licensing

 
 

 

Driver Licensing: Hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:30am - 4:00pm. Drivers must come to the MTC office at 2628 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO to apply for a new license, renew a license, or transfer a license. Drivers should have all their paperwork in order before a license will be issued. If you are renewing or transferring a license you must return both pieces of license issued before your license can be renewed or transferred. Keep in mind that police record checks expire within (60) sixty days, driving history records expire within (10) days, physical & drug screen results expire within (90) ninety days so drivers renewing or applying for an MTC license need to complete the licensing process at the MTC office before there documents become invalid. The MTC Driver's license expires one year from date of issue unless otherwise stated on the license. There are no extensions. Drivers who fail to renew on time will be subject to a penalty of up to $50, as stated in 401.G of the Code. Licenses may be renewed up to 60 days before the posted expiration date with no penalty or loss of time on the new license. No accommodation will be given for licenses that expire on days when the license office is closed.

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The office will no longer accept personal checks for payment of fees.

Other Business:  The MTC office is accessible by APPOINTMENT ONLY on Tuesday and Thursday. No business will be conducted on a walk-in basis.

Location: 2628 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63103

DRIVER HISTORY REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW OR RENEWAL APPLICANTS:

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, ALL DRIVERS WHO WISH TO OBTAIN A NEW MTC DRIVER'S LICENSE OR RENEW AN EXISTING LICENSE MUST BE IN UNIFORM FOR THE LICENSE PHOTO. DRIVERS MUST WEAR A COLLARED SHIRT, WITH SLEEVES. THE DRIVER SHOULD BE DRESSED AS HE/SHE WOULD BE WHEN THEY ARE PRESENT AT WORK. IF THERE IS A UNIFORM WORN BY YOUR COMPANY IT SHOULD BE WORN WHEN MAKING APPLICATION FOR LICENSE. NO LICENSE WILL BE ISSUED TO PERSONS WEARING T-SHIRTS, JERSEYS, TANK TOPS, ETC. THIS APPLIES TO BOTH MALE AND FEMALE APPLICANTS.

Requirements:

As required by State Law under Missouri Revised Statute §67.1819, beginning July 15th, 2009, persons seeking to obtain or renew a license from the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission to operate a vehicle for hire within the St. Louis metropolitan area will be required to submit fingerprints to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri criminal records repository, for the purpose of checking the person's criminal history. The fingerprints shall also be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to be used for searching the federal criminal history files. This review of criminal records will be used to determine the suitability and identity of the applicant for licensing as an operator of a vehicle for hire within the Regional Taxicab Commission District. All applicants will be required to report to Commission Headquarters for the submission of their fingerprints and shall pay the appropriate fee of $62.20 to the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission for the administration of fingerprint collection and the background search in addition to the applicable licensing fee. This process may take up to thirty days to complete and applicants should be aware that a response or licensing decision from the Director of the Commission will not be immediate. As provided under the law, any criminal history information received by the Commission pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be used solely for the internal purposes of the Commission in determining the suitability of the prospective or current driver. All criminal record check information shall be confidential and will not be released to the applicant or any other person for any reason not expressly required by law.

Each driver must be licensed to the company they are driving for (drivers who change companies must obtain a replacement license). Applicants must present an “Intent to Hire or Contract” letter on company letterhead, signed by the owner or agent, accepting the applicant as a driver for their company. The letter must be dated no more than ten (10) days prior to the license application. (New licenses only. Renewals must present the previous year's license.)

A valid Missouri or Illinois, class A through E, chauffeur’s license or CDL license. PLEASE NOTE: MISSOURI OR ILLINOIS DRIVER HISTORY REPORT (NO OLDER THAN TEN DAYS) REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW OR RENEWAL APPLICANTS:

Each applicant must present a document establishing employment eligibility.

U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card

U.S. Social Security Card that is unrestricted

U.S. Birth Certificate

Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Card (Form I-551)

Foreign passport that contains a temporary I-551 stamp or temporary I-551 printed notation on a machine-readable immigrant visa (MRIV)

Employment Authorization Document (Card) that contains a photograph (Form I-766)

Foreign passport with Form I-94 or Form I-94A with Arrival/Departure Report, and containing an endorsement to work

Passport from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) or the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) with Form I-94 or Form I-94A

Foreign Passport containing a I-551 stamp or I-551 printed notation

Certification of Birth Abroad by the U.S. Department of State (Form FS-545)

Certification of Report of Birth by the U.S. Department of State (Form DS-1350)

U.S. Citizen ID Card (Form I-197)

Identification Card for Use of Resident Citizen in the United States (Form I-179)

A Police Record Check from St. Louis City and St. Louis County, not over 60 days old, must be presented. A combined St. Louis City and County Record Check, or a record check from the Missouri State Highway Patrol is also acceptable. The cost of obtaining the Police Record Check is the responsibility of the applicant. We keep the Record Check(s). No photocopies will be made.

The current taxicab, courtesy vehicle, or premium sedan driver’s license. (Renewals only.)

A current (within 90 days of application) physical examination certificate. Click here to download a copy of the MTC Medical Form 401.B.6 to take to your physician. Applicants holding valid DOT Medical Examiner cards need not present the MTC Medical form. (Adobe acrobat is required to view the document.)

Vehicle Licensing

Vehicle Inspections are by Appointment only! Please call 314-535-7700 to make an appointment. Annual fleet inspections will be pre-arranged by the MTC staff.

Removal from Service: Contact the MTC staff for instructions regarding removing a vehicle from service!!! The staff will instruct you on the proper procedure and paperwork regarding your specific situation. Failure to properly remove a vehicle may cause unnecessary delays in your operations.

Documents Required:

1. Application for fleet renewal. (1 application per company, to be submitted by the company)

2. Original Certificate of Passing Taximeter Inspection. It must originate from a Missouri approved taximeter service. It must attest that the taximeter has been tested and sealed in the past 60 days. If the meter is capable of printing a receipt, the respective fleet number of the taxi must appear on the printed receipt. (Applies to Airport and On-Call Taxicabs only! To be presented by vehicle operator at time of inspection.)

3. Proof of insurance for each vehicle. (Company must present certificate of insurance and roster of vehicles covered. Vehicle operator must show proof of insurance at time of inspection.)

4. The vehicle must be permanently registered. It must possess a valid, permanent license plate. (On-call and Airport taxicabs must be registered as such and bear the Missouri regional taxicab license plate. Temporary license plates will not be accepted under any circumstance!)

5. Inspection and/or Renewal Fee:

- $35 Inspection fee for each vehicle inspected. Payable by check or money order only! (For annual fleet renewals. The company will be invoiced.)

- Renewal fee for each vehicle. (Determined by license class. The company will be invoiced.)

Removal from Service: Contact the MTC staff for instructions regarding removing a vehicle from service!!! The staff will instruct you on the proper procedure and paperwork regarding your specific situation. Failure to properly remove a vehicle may cause unnecessary delays in your operations.

 
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