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A King County for-hire license or permit is required of any taxicab, TNC, or for-hire vehicle whose driver(s) operate(s) in the following areas: all of unincorporated King County, Port of Seattle including Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (requires port authority) and within the city limits of Auburn, Bellevue, Burien, Covington, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Maple Valley, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Seattle, and Shoreline. Below you will find that we have outlined everything you need in order to apply for either a For-Hire license or permit, or both.

Questions? Please email us at forhiredriver@kingcounty.gov

For-Hire License Taxi & For-Hire Drivers

  • I am applying for the first time
  • I am renewing my for-hire license

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For-Hire Permit TNC + Taxi & For-Hire Drivers

  • I am applying for the first time
  • I am renewing my for-hire permit

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Vehicle & Vessel Licensing:
(206) 477-4000
Taxi, For-Hire & TNC Licensing:
(206) 263-1982
Hours of operation:
M-F, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm