How to Obtain Hackney Carriage Licence In Jamaica

Obtain Hackney Carriage Licence In Jamaica By Online

  1. You can apply online for Hackney Carriage Licences. You can view the contact information for the Transport Authority (TA) via this link: Link
  2. Visit Link to submit your application for TA through their online portal.
  3. Register users can login by entering their email address and password. If you don’t already have an account click “Register Now”. Enter your email address on the next page and click “Submit”. You will receive an email notification informing that your account has been created.
  4. Click on the link form TA from your email account to go to the TA Online Registration Form. Fill in all required information and create an account.
  5. After your account has been successfully created, you will be able to log in to your account by entering your registered email address and password.
  6. After logging in, click “Submit Application” on the next page. Select the type of application you want and the location that the license will be collected. Click on “Next”
  7. Enter your TRN and vehicle number in the new page. Click on the submit button to choose the type of license that you want (Hackney Carriage License -Metered).
  8. Complete the vehicle and license information fields. Next scan and upload any required documents. Finally, click “Add to Cart”. You will be taken to the payment page and application cart.
  9. Click on “checkout” to go to the payment page. Review your order and confirm it. You will be able to make payment online and receive confirmation emails.
  10. Once the license has been issued for collection, print the confirmation report and bring it to the office. This normally takes 5 working days.

Required Documents For Hackney Carriage Licence

  • Current insurance certificate/cover note
  • Current motor vehicle registration certificate
  • Current certificate of fitness
  • Number of tax payer registration (TRN).
  • L-form (obtained at the examination deport).
  • Address proof
  • Identification document (Driver’s licence, Voters ID, or Passport).
  • Contractual agreement
  • TRN stands for contractor
  • Certificate/police report

If the vehicle is registered to a business

  • Memorandum of Association and Article
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • All directors need a police record
  • Certificate of compliance with tax

Find Office Locations and Contacts

Transport Authority Head officeAddress to Corporate Office, 119 Maxfield Avenue Kingston 10.
Tel. 876-926-88912, 876-908-19197-8 or 876-926-551
Email: Link
Contact information and details about other branches: Link


  • Hackney Carriage License is available for vehicles that are used to transport passengers for hire, reward, or stand or plies for hire along thoroughfares or other places frequented frequently by the public.


  • $15000
  • When you submit your application, please refer to the payment section for details about the fees.


  • Hackney Carriage Licenses are valid for a year and can be renewed at the end.

Processing Time

  • Five working days


Hackney Carriages should have:

  • Red PPV license plates
  • The vehicle’s top is adorned with a globe bearing the words “Taxi”
  • Colour Code: A checked pattern in yellow and black. The pattern should be horizontally oriented and 10 cm (4 inches) high. Each square should measure 2.5 cm (1 inch)
  • An emblem from the Transport Authority on the windshield
  • Transport Authority Driver Identification card in the vehicle
  • An electronic monitoring device (tracking device), must be installed
  • A Transport Authority identification badge must be worn by the driver
  • All details regarding fares, mileage, and charges must be legibly printed in letters not less than one inch high on the exterior of the front doors
  • Every taxi driver should have a PPV driver’s license
  • Approved uniforms must be worn

Requirements Information

  • Vehicle details
  • Owners details
  • Details about drivers and conductors

You will need the document

  • This license shows that the vehicle can carry passengers for hire or reward, and is available for hire on thoroughfares and other places frequented frequently by the public.

External Links

  • Transport Authority: Link



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