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Bahamas - Apply for Taxi Cab License Grant

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Vehicles bearing a Taxi-cab plate are to be strictly used for the purpose of hire and profit. To obtain a Taxi-Cab Franchise the process is shown below.


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Required Information

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Place of Birth
  • Occupation


  1. Applicant having been granted a Taxi-Cab 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 fitness of the vehicle (i.e. properly working taxi meter, vehicle interior and exterior etc.) the inspector will issue an Inspection Information Form (only for new vehicle) 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 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
  5. Cashier will inform the applicant of the required fees to have Vehicle Information Disc and Inspection Certificate validated Upon the applicant paying the required fees, the cashier will issue the valid Vehicle Information Disc and Inspection Permit

Application Form for Taxi Cab License link:

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Required Documents

  • Taxi-cab Franchise Application Form
  • Valid Public Service Drivers License
  • Valid Certificate of Insurance
  • Valid Business License TAXI Sign Displayed on Vehicle
  • Franchise Grant Letter


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Office Locations & Contacts

Road Traffic Department
Thompson Blvd
Clarence Bain Bldg
P.O. Box N 1615
New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 302-3850
Fax. (242) 322-8910
Email :

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