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The Taxi Bylaw

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The Taxi Bylaw

The Taxi Bylaw No. 9635 was established to regulate taxis, taxi drivers, owners and brokers to promote safe transportation services for Regina citizens.

Overview:

  • Taxi drivers must carry a valid license and a taxi driver ID card.
  • A taxi fare meter is required for each taxi and must be sealed with a City of Regina tag.
  • The consumption of alcohol and smoking are not permitted in the taxi.
  • Temporary taxi owner’s licenses can be issued for up to five years if all licensing requirements are met.
  • The maximum number of regular taxi owner’s licenses issued for the city of Regina shall not exceed 120.
  • Every accessible taxi license owner shall be affiliated with a licensed taxi broker at all times for their vehicle to be operated as an accessible taxi.
  • All taxis shall be equipped with a Global Positioning System and mobile data terminal technology that is able to receive taxi dispatches from a computer aided dispatch system.
  • Taxi drivers are not permitted to charge additional fees for wheelchairs, mobility equipment or service animals accompanying a passenger with a disability.

Consequences:

There are fines in place for individuals and/or corporations who do not comply to the regulations within the bylaw. Fines can reach up to $5,000.

Report a bylaw infraction:

If you know of a bylaw violation and would like to report it, contact Service Regina by calling 306-777-7000 or using the online service request form.

Note:

This page is an overview of these regulations. Refer to the bylaw for detailed information. The Office of the City Clerk keeps the latest version of each bylaw on file and will provide a copy upon request.