Taxi Driver's Permit

Taxi Driver Permits are required for any person picking up passengers in the City of Chamblee and accepting or soliciting any consideration, charge or fee which is determined by agreement, by mileage, by the length of time the vehicle is used, or by contract for the use of any motor vehicle or other vehicle designed or used for the purpose of transporting passengers.

The applicant must submit an application to the police department and meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States or an alien admitted for permanent residence or who has otherwise been granted employment authorization by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • Exhibit a proficiency with the English language so as to be able to comprehend and interpret traffic signs, issue written receipts to passengers and obey lawful orders of police and others in lawful authority
  • Submit to and pass a criminal background check
Application must be accompanied by the following:

  • A letter from the Taxi Company requesting issuance of a driver's permit to the named individual
  • A valid Georgia Driver’s License
  • A copy of his/her current driver's history
  • Proof of insurance on the vehicle he/she will be operating
Taxi Driver Permits cost $100.00 and must be posted on the dash or sun visor of the vehicle being driven so that it is visible from the passenger area.

These permits are considered a Public Benefit for which Georgia governments are required to verify that the applicants are legally present in the United States. This determination is made by participation in the federal Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program. A SAVE affidavit is required with all applications for Taxi Driver permits.

This service is no longer being conducted by the City of Chamblee but by the Georgia Department of Driver Services.