Issuance of new Taxicab Owner’s Licence

Thu, 08 Aug 2019

Random Draw

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 11 a.m.
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road
Council Chamber

The total plates to be drawn will be 27:

  • 24 taxicab plates
  • three wheelchair accessible plates

Applications will be accepted between August 6 at 8:30 a.m. and August 30 at 4:30 p.m.

On December 17, 2018 Town Council passed an amendment to the licensing by-law, which affects regulations surrounding the taxicab industry, specifically around the issuance of new taxicab plates.

Changes include

  • a ratio for taxicab licence issuance of 1:1,500
  • a ratio for wheelchair accessible plates of 1:20
  • a random draw issuance model

Currently the Town of Oakville has 129 taxicab plates and six wheelchair accessible plates in circulation. The new approved ratio is one taxicab for every 1,500 people. The town’s current population is 211,000, which means we are now authorized to have 140 taxicab plates operational in Oakville. This will allow the issuance of 11 new taxicab plates. The by-law also allows the town to issue additional plates for any inactive taxicab plates turned in to the Licensing Commissioner. This provides an additional 13 plates to be issued.

The new regulations also provide an issuance model for wheelchair accessible taxicabs at a ratio of one wheelchair accessible taxicab for every twenty authorized taxicab plates. This will increase the required number of accessible plates by one. The by-law allows the town to issue additional wheelchair accessible plates for any inactive plates currently turned in to the Licensing Commissioner. This provides an additional two plates to be issued.

Visit our Enforcement Services page for more details. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Municipal Enforcement Services 905-845-6601 (TTY: 905-338-4200)