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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. 

Newly Revised Proposed PFHT Code - November 2015

Review a draft of the proposed Code before City Council votes

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