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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Taxis and Other Private For-Hire Vehicles

The purpose of the Private For Hire Transportation Program (PFHT) is to provide for the safe, fair and efficient operation of private for-hire transportation services. Services include Taxi Cabs, Transportation Network Companies, Limousines and Party Buses, Executive Sedans, Town-Cars, Tour Vehicles, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Vehicles, Pedicabs and Pedal Tour Vehicles, and Horse Drawn Carriages. 

Innovation Task Force - City Council Hearing August 20th 2:00

The community are invited to attend City Council Hearing on the Task Force's recommendations concerning caps on numbers of vehicles, public safety, improving driver working conditions and meaningful accessible services. City Council will hear the presentation on Thursday 8/20/2015 at 2:00pm in Council Chambers.

Final Task Force Recommendations

Recommendations for the City’s management and regulation of vehicular forms of private for-hire transportation (PFHT), including taxicabs, Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), and Limited Passenger Transportation (LPT).

The Private for-Hire Transportation Program - New Office Location

We have moved to the Portland Building on the 14th Floor. You can find us Monday - Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm at 1120 SW Fifth Avenue Suite 1410 * Phone 503-82-DRIVE

Taxi, TNC + Limo Complaints

File a Portland taxi complaint (also for TNCs, limos, executive sedans, towncars, tour vehicles, medical transportation and non-motorized transportation)

FAQ: Taxi and other Private for Hire Transportation Regulations

FAQ: Taxi and other Private for Hire Transportation Regulations

Driver survey

Help the Portland Bureau of Transportation better understand our driver community by answering a few simple questions.

Forms + Resources

Forms and resources for the regulation of taxis, pedicabs, limited passenger transportation (LPTs), horse-drawn carriages, limousines and other

Program Contacts

Contact Private For-Hire Transportation Staff

File a Complaint by Mail

Download a PDF form to mail in your complaint

Permitted Companies

Taxicabs, limousines, tour companies, shuttles, executive sedans, pedicab and other pedal-powered transportation, and horse drawn carriage companies legally permitted to pick up passengers in Portland.

Frequently Asked Questions

Private for Hire Transportation (PFHT) permitting requirements