Taxicab By-law Review

The Town of Oakville is changing its Licensing By-law 2015-075 with respect to taxicab regulations.

On June 26, 2017 Town Council passed the interim taxicab by-law which addressed issues and included updates to ensure it continued to meet the needs of the community. Town Council directed staff to complete a more comprehensive review of the taxicab by-law and to report back in 2018.  Public consultation was held as part of the town's Taxicab By-law Review and the recommended changes are going to Community Services Committee (CSC) on September 17. The decision of CSC will be forwarded to Council on September 24 at 7p.m.

Recommended changes include:

  • eliminating annual mandatory taxicab inspections
  • eliminating the taxicab tariff
  • increasing the model year restriction to 10 years
  • re-introduction of an issuance model for taxicabs
  • changing the renewal date of July 31
  • reducing fees

Learn more

Community Services Committee (CSC)
Monday, December 11 at 7 p.m.
Palermo Room, Town Hall

Review the staff report on December 11 CSC Agenda (item #2).


Licensing By-Law 2015 allows he town to license and regulate various businesses in Oakville


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