Vehicle for Hire/Taxi - Procedures and Policies

East Bank Office
Joseph S. Yenni Building
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 203
Jefferson, LA 70123
Phone: (504) 736-6961
Fax:     (504) 736-4423

West Bank Office
1855 Ames Blvd., Suite A
Marrero, LA 70072
Phone: (504) 364-3505

To File a Complaint please click HERE.

A permit is required to operate a Vehicle for Hire within Jefferson Parish.

The application form may be access online at Vehicle for Hire/Taxi - Application Form.

  • Application for Vehicle for Hire or Taxi must be FULLY completed.
  • Copy of current Jefferson Parish Occupational License.
  • Date and State of company formation.
  • Proof authorized to do business in Louisiana and active with the Louisiana Secretary of State.
  • Proof of Insurance.
  • Information on 3rd Party performing driver background checks with details on methodology used in certifying the drivers.
  • A descriptive illustration of the distinctive signage that will be displayed.
  • Means and methodology used to charge passengers and the standard rates for Vehicles for Hire.
  • A company website must be established and meet minimum requirements as noted in Chapter 38-16.
  • Copy of the companies adopted policy on non-discrimination.
  • Certificate of calibration of taxi-meter (taxis).
  • Metered vehicles must have their vehicle inspected at TransDev prior to submitting their application.

    (includes valid brake tag, meter calibration and vehicle lettering)

  • Return completed application to:

        Property Maintenance/Zoning/Quality of Life Department
        1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 203
        Jefferson, LA, 70123
        between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Make checks payable to: Jefferson Parish pooled cash $10,000 or $250.00 per vehicle.


  • MUST be provided in Excel spreadsheet format by email or flash drive.
  • Driver's Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Driver's License Number and State
  • Photograph of driver
  • License plate number and state
  • Active dates of employment
  • Results of drug test
  • Full list of rides originating in Jefferson Parish