Accessible Taxicab Owner Licence

On December 14, 2016, City Council approved the issuance of 18 new accessible taxicab owner licenses, with six new licenses available each year beginning in 2017. 

Electronic lottery

The licenses were initially offered to individuals on the Taxicab Priority List and there are three remaining accessible taxicab owner plates available for 2017. As a result, an electronic lottery will be held for all individuals who are qualified to hold a taxicab owner licence.

Eligibility requirements

To determine if you are eligible to hold a taxicab owner licence, refer to City of Hamilton's Licensing By-law No. 07-170, Schedule 25, Section 16 (Licensing Prerequisites - Taxicab Owners). 

The Accessible Taxicab Owner Licence is non-transferable for a period of 5 years, except as approved by the Director of Licensing. 

As a condition of being issued an Accessible Taxicab Owner Licence, the new owner will:

  • have 6 months from the date of issuance to have the vehicle approved to be on the road ready for operation. If the vehicle is not ready post the 6 month mark, the plate will be returned to the City of Hamilton Licensing Section.

How to participate in the lottery

To participate in the lottery, you will need to submit a written response in 1 of 3 ways:

  • By email:
  • By fax: 905-540-6280
  • In person: City Centre, 77 James Street North, Suite 250

Failure to respond to this notice by July 4, 2017, will result in the Director of Licensing determining you have no interest in obtaining the Licence.

Contact us

For more information, contact:
Bill Langford
Licensing Administrator
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1259