The goal of the taxicab inspection program is to provide safe taxicab transportation and acceptable interior and exterior conditions of the vehicles for our residents.
Schedule 25 of Hamilton's Licensing By-law No. 07-170 provides the regulations which govern the licensing of taxicabs and also ensures public safety is maintained. A key component of these regulations is the requirements for semi-annual and annual vehicle inspection.
The safety standards of the vehicles are governed under the Highway Traffic Act. Safety Standards Certificates are required at the time of inspections for:
- New licences
- Licence renewals
- Any time there is a change of vehicle