|Vehicle for Hire|
A Vehicle for Hire franchise (herein referred to as VFH) is required for all companies wishing to provide privately paid, contractual or prearranged transportation or any other motor vehicle with a driver transporting passengers for a fare, fee or other charge within the city limits. This would include taxis, limousine services and shuttles. All requirements are contained and stated within Chapter 28 of the City of Gainesville Ordinances.
In general and not all inclusive, the ordinance states that a franchise must have a current occupational license, minimum of two vehicles in the fleet, be properly marked as approved by the City, display the approval VFH medallion, meet the minimum insurance requirements as provided for in FSS 324.032, drivers that have been cleared through criminal history and driver’s license background checks and drivers wear and display the appropriate driver permit issued by the City.
Some things you may want to know when you hire a taxi:
The utilization and requirements of VFH at the Gainesville Alachua County Regional Airport Authority is set forth in the airport Resolution.
Complaints regarding alleged violations/infractions, questions or concerns of a franchise company may be submitted to the Gainesville Police Department as follows:
You will be contacted with a response regarding your concern.