License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

Taxi Driver/Chauffeur



Highlights

License required in 12 states
82nd most burdensome licensing requirements
64th most heavily regulated occupation

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

Definition

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs drive automobiles, vans or limousines to transport passengers and may occasionally carry cargo.

Summary

Eleven states and the District of Columbia require a special license for taxi drivers and chauffeurs. (Other regulations, such as caps on the number of available permits and discretionary permitting schemes, apply to this occupation in various cities. See page 27.) Two states and D.C. impose education and experience requirements costing prospective drivers about 12 days, and six states and D.C. require exams. Minimum age requirements are the most common.

(Last updated May 1, 2012)

State Licensing Requirements

Burden RankStateFeesEducation/Experience (Days)ExamsMinimum GradeMinimum Age
1 Washington, D.C. $555 12 2 0 0
2 Washington $0 12 1 0 21
3 Delaware $4 12 1 0 18
4 Rhode Island $110 0 2 0 18
5 Indiana $27 0 1 0 18
6 Tennessee $4 0 1 0 18
7 Michigan $35 0 1 0 16
8 New Jersey $73 0 0 0 21
9 Iowa $40 0 0 0 18
10 Missouri $18 0 0 0 18
11 Georgia $15 0 0 0 18
12 Utah $7 0 0 0 0

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

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