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City of Seattle (only)

FOR-HIRE PERMIT (TNC + Taxi & For-Hire drivers)

There are no application fees associated with obtaining a for-hire permit. Licensing and Regulation fee is paid through a “per-trip fee” of $0.35 (County) or $0.10 (City of Seattle) collected by the TNC. 

FOR-HIRE LICENSE (Taxi & For-Hire drivers)

  • Application
    (+ Photo ID - $5.00)

$90.00

$90.00

$90.00

  • Fingerprinting + Background Check
    (applies to first-time applicants only)

$32.00

$32.00

$32.00

  • Background Check
    (renewal or reactivation applicants only)

$24.00

$24.00

$24.00

  • Driver Abstract

$16.00

$16.00

$16.00

  • City fee

N/A

$50.00

$50.00

TOTAL ( first-time applicants only)

*$138.00

*$188.00

*$188.88

TOTAL ( renewal or reactivation applicants only)

*$130.00

*$180.00

*$180.00

TRAINING (applies to first-time applicants only)

  • Online Training

No fee

No fee

No fee

LATE AND RESCHEDULING FEES

  • License Late Fee

*$15.00

*$15.00

*$15.00

OTHER RELATED FEES

National Safety Council's

DDC Online, 9th Edition

 

$41.25

$41.25

$41.25

City of Seattle
Business License

N/A

$110.00

$110.00

*Note: If using a credit card, there is a convenience fee that is charged by our banking service provider as well as the credit card interchanges that facilitate the transaction. No part of the convenience fee goes to King County.

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