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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. 


PFHT Advisory Committee

List of the Private For-Hire Transportation Advisory Committee Members

The Private for-Hire Transportation Program - New Office Location

We are located in Portland Building, 14th Floor. You can find us Monday - Friday from 10 am to 4 pm at 1120 SW Fifth Avenue Suite 1410 * Phone 503-82-DRIVE

Taxi, TNC, Limo + Shuttle Complaints

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

New PFHT Code - As of January 2, 2016

***NOTE NEMT and non-motorized providers - The changes in the Code refering to your sections has been suspended. Please refer to the Administrative rules and the old Code until changes can be adopted

FAQ: Taxi and other Private for Hire Transportation Regulations

FAQ: Taxi and other Private for Hire Transportation Regulations

Private For-Hire Innovation Task Force

The taxi industry in Portland, like many other cities throughout the U.S. and world, faces growing challenges to meet changing needs of consumers. The Task Force will address these challenges.

National Association of Professional Background Screeners

Instructions on how to select a background screener, required by the City Code as of January 2, 2016

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

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