Taxis and limousines

Taxi permit and licences extended

March 17, 2020
Taxi permits and licenses will be extended indefinitely. New taxi licences and permits have been put on hold. This service impact is in response to helping reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection in our community.

Vehicle for Hire Bylaw

As of July 1, 2017, the Vehicle for Hire Bylaw (30-2016) is in effect and replaces the Taxi Cab Safety Bylaw (20-2013), due to significant changes in the vehicle for hire industry. The new bylaw is in line with regional vehicle for hire practices and requirements.

This bylaw’s intent is to ensure public safety and consumer protection for both customers and service providers in the vehicle for hire industry.


This webpage has been prepared for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Strathcona County assumes no responsibility for the use of the information on the website.

As of July 1, 2017, vehicle for hire owners and drivers working within Strathcona County must obtain the necessary permits, which are valid for one year from date of issuance. The annual Vehicle for Hire Permit fee is $450 and the Driver’s Permit fee is $50 (exceptions apply).

Taxis, limousines and accessible taxis must have a Vehicle for Hire driver's permit and vehicle permit to operate in Strathcona County.

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On July 1, 2017, the new  Vehicle for Hire Bylaw (30-2016) (91.5 KB)   replaced the Taxi Cab Safety Bylaw (20-2013), (103.6 KB)   due to significant changes in the vehicle for hire industry. 

Last updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
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