Taxi Licensing

Fuel Cost Emergency Surcharge for Prince George's County Taxicabs

Due to the increase in gas prices, Prince George's County has authorized a temporary $1 emergency fuel surcharge to county taxi fares through December 31, 2022, pending cancellation or extension by County Executive. 

Taxi Licensing

In response to COVID-19, the Department of Public Works and Transportation will provide temporary renewals of Taxi Certificates and Identification cards upon request. Should you have any questions please contact the office at 301-883-5656.

Taxicabs provide essential transportation services and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released detailed recommendations to keep the industry moving safely. Implementation of these recommendations by the taxi industry and passengers will assist in efforts to reduce the spread COVID-19.
Review Information

The following links provide COVID-19 information, resources and cleaning guidance:

Prince George's County Information and Resources
CDC Cleaning and Disinfecting Reopening Preparations
International Association of Transportation Regulations Information and Resources

Taxicab Service

Taxicab Service is available throughout Prince George's County, Maryland and is provided by several licensed operators. All licensed taxicabs operate on a meter system, providing a safe, comfortable, efficient and affordable experience. These well-equipped vehicles are operated by qualified individuals who have knowledge of the county's streets and strive to provide excellent customer service.

Our goal is to protect the safety and welfare of our citizens by ensuring that businesses and individuals comply with county taxicab licensing laws by enforcing codes and regulations in a fair and professional manner.

 Taxicab rates and Taxicab Bill of Rights

Certification and licensing forms provided below:
Taxi Identification Card Application
PG Certificate Transfer Application
PG Certificate Change of Vehicle


The Taxicab Licensing Section provides the following services:

  • Inspection of taxicabs and fare meters to ensure the high level of safety and customer service standards set forth in the County Code are met. 
  • Efficient enforcement of the Taxicab Code by County investigator.
  • Renewal of Prince George's County Taxi certificates and change of vehicle processing.
  • Streamlined process for issuing new and renewal of taxi driver's licenses.
  • Investigation of complaints of poor quality service.