Vehicle for Hire

Permits and licences extended

Due to the COVID-19 situation, taxi permits and licences will be extended indefinitely. New taxi licences and permits have been put on hold.

Vehicle for hire permits application

Under the  Vehicle for Hire Bylaw (30-2016) (91.5 KB) , annual permits are required for Vehicle for Hire drivers and vehicles operating in Strathcona County. This bylaw applies to taxis, accessible taxis and limousines.

How to apply

Application forms for the Vehicle for Hire Permits are available online (below) or pick up at 911 Bison Way, Sherwood Park.

Print and complete the application forms: Taxi Permit Application

Completed application forms can be dropped off at:

Enforcement Services
911 Bison Way
Sherwood Park 
(Monday to Friday - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Once the application is submitted, please allow up to several weeks for the process to be completed. Once approved, you will be contacted and an appointment will be made for the inspection.

Driver's permit

The driver's permit is valid for one year from the date of issue or renewal, unless otherwise suspended or cancelled.

Driver permit checklist:

  • Valid Class 1, 2 or 4 Provincial Operator’s Licence information (provide a copy)
  • Criminal Record check from RCMP (dated within 30 days of application)
  • Vulnerable Sector check from RCMP (dated within 30 days of application)
  • Permit fee of $50, payable by credit card, debit or cash. Accessible taxis drivers are not required to pay an annual permit fee ($0)
  • Proof of successful completion of an accessible driver training program (if applying for Accessible Driver permit)

If your current Vehicle for Hire Driver's Permit goes missing, it must be reported to Strathcona County Enforcement Services immediately. A replacement Vehicle for Hire Driver's Permit may be issued at a fee of $50. 

Vehicle permits

The vehicle permit is valid for one year from date of issue or renewal, unless otherwise suspended or cancelled. Each vehicle shall be inspected within 90 days prior to the date of application by a certified mechanic.

Vehicle permit checklist (required for taxi, accessible taxi and limousine):

  • Insurance policy number (provide a copy)
  • Vehicle information, including VIN and licence plate number
  • Driver information, including Provincial Operator's Licence number
  • Government of Alberta Motor Vehicle Record of Inspection completed and signed by a Certified Mechanic. In order to obtain the required vehicle inspection, applicants must pick up an Inspection Request Letter in person at Strathcona County Enforcement Services. 
  • Permit fee of $450, payable by credit card, debit or cash. Accessible taxis are not required to pay an annual permit fee ($0).
  • If applying for an accessible taxi permit, proof must be provided that the accessible taxi is equipped to provide transportation to persons using mobility aids.

Report an infraction

To report an infraction of the Vehicle for Hire Bylaw, call Enforcement Services 780-467-7741 or visit Enforcement Services (in the RCMP detachment) at 911 Bison Way in Sherwood Park.

Further information
Phone: 780-449-0170
In person: Enforcement Services office
911 Bison Way, Sherwood Park, Alberta T8H 1S9

Last updated: Thursday, April 09, 2020
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