Jessica Fisher

For-Hire Licensing Going Virtual

Jessica Fisher, Public Information Assistant, No Phone Number Available

Friday, May 14, 2021 at 9:29 a.m.

For-Hire Licensing Going Virtual

Updated: 06/10/2021

Starting Thursday, June 3, you will be able to apply or renew your license and pay the registration fee all online.

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For-hire licensing is going virtual!

The City of Spokane offers three for-hire licenses

  • “For-Hire Driver” is any driver who is affiliated with a Transportation Network Company (TNC) or taxi company. Popular examples of TNCs include Uber and Lyft.
  • “For-Hire Operator” is an entity or individual, such as taxi operators and transportation network companies, which affiliate with for-hire drivers to provide for-hire transportation services.
  • “For-Hire Vehicle” is any vehicle used for the transportation of passengers for compensation upon the streets of the City of Spokane.

You will soon be able to apply or renew your license and pay the registration fee all online. We are excited to provide a convenient and faster process for our customers!

In the meantime, for-hire driver, for-hire operator, and for-hire vehicle license applications are being accepted for new applicants via mail, email or the City Hall drop box.

Mail: Taxes & Licenses Dept., 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201


Drop box: Outside City Hall on Post Street (label envelope Attn: Tax & Licenses)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are not accepting applications in person.

For drivers needing to renew

The City of Spokane extended the expiration dates for all active for-hire driver licenses. A temporary, for-driver license with a new expiration date of June 30, 2021 were issued to all active for-hire drivers.

Temporary taxi decals were issued for vehicles registered with active taxi for-hire operators. If you have recently moved, please update your address ASAP.

Call Taxes & Licenses at 509.625.6070 or email to receive your license extension and avoid any lapse with your service.

For more information visit our website.

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