Rules for For-Hire Vehicles

The City of Seattle regulates the operation of for-hire vehicles. Learn more about the rules that apply to you, whether you are a driver, a vehicle owner or a representative of a for-hire vehicle company.

This For-Hire Information Sheet gives an overview of the key provisions of Ordinance 124524 that apply to for hire companies, vehicles and drivers. Refer to Seattle Municipal Code section 6.310 for the complete requirements and responsibilities that apply to for-hire vehicles.

For-Hire Vehicle Drivers

For-hire vehicle drivers must follow operating and conduct standards and meet the City's licensing, training and other requirements. Learn about the requirements and responsibilities for for-hire vehicle drivers.

For-Hire Vehicle Owners

For-hire vehicles must meet certain requirements to operate in the city as part of a for-hire vehicle company. Learn about the requirements and responsibilities for vehicle owners and licensees.

For-Hire Vehicle Companies

A for-hire vehicle company is a person or company that owns for-hire vehicles. For-hire vehicles charge a flat rate for trips, rather that a rate based on miles or time. Learn about the requirements and responsibilities for for-hire vehicle companies.