Taxicab and Towing Units

The Taxicab Unit

The Taxicab Unit is responsible for enforcing Chapter 41 of the Newport News City Code of Ordinances related to taxicabs and taxi permits; receives, reviews, and issuance of certificates and permit applications to include oversight of the city’s public hearings of convenience and necessity for new taxicabs. 
Apply for a taxicab permit today! If you have any questions on how to fill the web-based application form, we have easy to follow instructions for you.

Fees Associated with the Taxicab Driver's Permit

New & Renewal Taxicab Driver's Permits (Annual) $25.00
Replacement Taxicab Driver's Permit $10.00
FBI Fee (Payable to the FBI) $18.00
Fingerprinting Fee (for FBI Application)* $10.00
* Fingerprints may be completed at the Police Headquarters:
9710 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA 23605

Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:45 PM (with the exception of holidays). 

Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

 Certificate Hearing New & Vehicle Inspection $40 & $20 per Vehicle
Certificate Renewals $20 per Vehicle
Yearly Vehicle Inspections $20
Replacement Vehicle Inspection $20
Re-Inspection Fees within 30 Days $5
Re-Inspection Fees after 30 Days $20

Towing Enforcement Unit

The Towing Enforcement Unit is responsible for enforcing Chapter 26 of the Newport News City Ordinances related to towing. The unit is also the point of contact for any inquiries that police employees, citizens and towing firms may have regarding towing operations within the city.

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