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Bahamas - Apply for Omni Bus Franchise

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This service is for the registration of a vehicle bearing a Jitney plate. A jitney license plate is used for all public passenger buses, even for larger ones.


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  • Please note that the month of May is Public Service month when all Public Service Vehicles are licensed.
  • Inspection is done twice a year for Public Service Vehicles during the month of May and October.

Required Information

  • Name of Applicant
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Class or description of passengers to be carried
  • Vehicles to be used


  1. Applicant having been granted a Jitney plate must take the relevant documentation to the Road Traffic Department Inspection Centre to have their Public Service vehicle inspected Inspector will verify all relevant information and inspect the vehicle
  2. Upon being satisfied with the condition of the omnibus (fare box in bus, trading name on vehicle, condition of tires, condition of bus seats, bus reflectors, tints etc.) the inspector will issue Inspection Information Form (only for new vehicles) and an Inspection Pass Certificate
  3. Applicant must take the required documents along with the Inspection Pass Certificate to the Road Traffic Department Franchise Unit (Clarence Bain Building) for registration of the vehicle Registration Clerk will verify that the relevant vehicle and franchise information provided meets the requirements of the department. If satisfactory, the Clerk will register the Public Service vehicle
  4. Registration Clerk will calculate fees and issue Vehicle Information Disc for payment Applicant must take Vehicle Information Disc and Pass Inspection Certificate to cashier for validation Cashier will inform the applicant of the required fees to have Vehicle Information Disc and Inspection Certificate validated
  5. Upon the applicant paying the required fees, the cashier will issue the valid Vehicle Information Disc and Inspection Permit.

Application Form for Omni Bus Franchise link:

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Required Documents

  • Valid Public Service Drivers License
  • Valid Certificate of Insurance
  • Valid Business License Franchise Grant Letter




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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Office Locations & Contacts

Road Traffic, Department Of
Clarence Bain Building
(242) - 325-3323

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