Public Vehicles

Taxicab Driver Excellence Award

BACP's mission is to ensure Chicago’s public passenger vehicles are safe, reliable, and provide residents and visitors positive transportation options.

BACP oversees the licensing of Chicago’s public chauffeurs and public vehicles including taxicabs, liveries, transportation network providers (ride-hail), charter and sight-seeing buses, horse drawn carriages, ambulances, water taxis and tour boats. 

Click here for the BACP Public Vehicle Licensing Guide

Access the Guide on How to Search For License Information On The City DATAPORTAL

Explore the City of Chicago Data Portal at for information on BACP licensed public passenger vehicles. Published datasets include, but are not limited to, public passenger vehicles, public chauffeurs, taxi trips, transportation network provider (TNP) vehicles, TNP drivers, and TNP trips.

The Public Vehicle Operations Facility is located at 2350 W. Ogden Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60608.  See below for hours of operations. 

The Public Vehicle Inspections Facility is located at 2420 W. Pershing Rd., Chicago, IL 60632.

Contact BACP Public Vehicle Operations Facility at 312.746.4300 or by

Click on links below for specific information on:


Passenger Information

Ride Smart Chicago - Passenger Information

The consumer protection campaign is geared towards equipping the riding public with the important information they need when riding in one of the city’s licensed taxicab, pedicab, livery, rideshare, or horse-drawn carriage vehicles. Find contact information for taxi affiliations.


Connect to licensed taxicab and taxicab drivers using your smartphone. Taxicab Passengers can electronically hail (E-Hail) and pay (E-Pay) for a taxicab throught a mobile app. Download CURB & ARRO to E-Hail your next Taxi.



Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

The new WAV information page is for passengers and for the taxicab industry. For passengers, Open Taxis is your source to get a WAV taxicab.  This page hosts documents and information regarding incentives, putting on a WAV taxicab and maintaining a WAV taxicab.


Public Chauffeur Information

Public Chauffeur Information

Public Chauffeurs are licensed drivers of taxicabs or liveries. Are you interested in becoming a Public Chauffeur? Find information on new driver training and application forms

Medallion Owners

Taxicab And Medallion Information

Do you own a taxicab medallion? Taxicab medallions are the right to own and operate a taxicab. This page will point you to approved vehicle lists, forms and information about security cameras. Visit the City of Chicago Data Portal for all Public Passenger Vehicle licenses.  Find Public Vehicle Industry Notices.

Livery Owners

Livery Information

Liveries are licensed public vehicles that charge a fare which is not based on a meter. Find livery and limousine applications and forms along with approved vehicle list.
   Taxi top Ads

Click here to apply for Public Vehicle Advertising permit


MPEA & Ground Transportation Tax Registration



Click here for Online Vehicle Registration for MPEA Airport Departure Tax, Ground Transportation Tax, TNP Vehicle and Chauffeur Online Licensing



File A Complaint


Voice a complaint with BACP under the following categories or to report a Business Operating Without a License call 311:

Public Vehicle Operations Facility

2350 W. Ogden Avenue, First Floor, Chicago, IL

Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Public Chauffeur Licensing Section & Cashiering: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Public Vehicle/Medallion Licensing Section: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Please be advised, due to high volume and necessary processing time, to ensure that everyone is serviced before the facility closes at 4:30 pm:

  • Chauffeur licensees must check-in at the reception desk before 2:00 pm  
  • Public Vehicle / Medallion licensees must check-in at the reception desk before 3:00 pm 
  • For public safety and security, if building capacity has reached maximum allowable, the front door may be locked to prevent more people from entering the building.

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