City of Seattle Taxicab and For-Hire Vehicle Rules

Authority. These rules are adopted pursuant to Section 6.310.140 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) and are intended describe how the regulations in Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 6.310 are implemented by the Department of Finance and Administrative Services' Consumer Affairs Division. Rules marked "2014" were added or revised to reflect the changes made by Ordinance 124524 in 2014.

Contents.
This list presents the rules in categories reflecting those in the Taxicabs and For-Hire vehicles Code, Chapter 6.310 of the Seattle Municipal Code. Rule numbers correspond to the code section numbers they supplement.

  1. General
  2. Taxicab associations and for-hire vehicle operators
  3. Taxicabs and for-hire vehicles
  4. For-hire drivers

  5. The rule numbers generally correspond with requirements in the Taxicabs and For-Hire Vehicles Code.

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    General
    R-6.310.110
    Definitions.
    R-6.310.130A
    Operating a Taxicab or For-Hire Vehicle.
    2014 R-6.310.150B
    Transportation Network Company (TNC) License, Vehicle Endorsement and For-Hire Driver's License Fees.
    2014 R-6.310.175
    Wheelchair Accessible Services Surcharge Collection.

    Taxicab Associations and For-Hire Vehicle Operators

    2014 R-6.310.200.A(3)
    Vehicle Color Scheme.
    R-6.310.200.A(6)
    Vehicle Trade Name and Number.
    2014 R-6.310.200.A(6)
    Vehicle Trade Name and Number.
    R-6.310.230.A(8)
    Quarterly Service Information Report.
    R-6.310.230.A(8)(f)
    Monthly Summary of Vehicle Collision Reports.
    R-6.310.230.A(9)
    Passenger Complaint Resolution.
    R-6.310.300.C(5)
    Evidence of Vehicle Insurance.
    R-6.310.270.F, 270.N, 270.O; R-6.310.530.A.3; R-6.310.530.B.1; R-6.310.530.C.1
    Application Dispatch Systems

    Taxicabs and For-Hire Vehicles

    R-6.310.315
    Taxicab Vehicle Leases.
    R-6.310.320.C(1)(b)
    Vehicle Age.
    2014 R-6.310.320E
    Uniform Vehicle Safety Inspection Report, Approved Mechanics
    R-6.310.320.E
    Certificate of Safety, Maintenance Records.
    R-6.310.320.G
    Vehicle Safety Inspections.
    2014 R-6.310.320.H
    Rate Information.
    R-6.310.320.I
    Rate Information.
    R-6.310.320.L
    Taximeters.
    R-6.310.320.M
    Passenger Information.
    R-6.310.320.N
    Two-Way Communications.
    R-6.310.320.P
    Vehicle Size and Fuel.
    R-6.310.320.S
    Digital Security Camera Systems.
    R-6.310.320.T
    Silent Alarm.
    R-6.310.320.R
    Advertising displays on Taxicabs.
    R-6.310.320.U
    Global Positioning system.
    R-6.310.330.N
    Taxicab License Transfers.
    R-6.310.340
    Vehicle License Transfer.
    R-6.310.360.C
    Retired Vehicles.
    R-6.310.360.C-2
    Emergency Retired Vehicles Rule.
    R-6.310.380.A
    Green Vehicle Lending Program.

    For-Hire Drivers

    R-6.310.410
    Physician's Certificate.
    R-6.310.420.A
    Written and Oral Examination.
    R-6.310.460.E
    Flat Rate to Airport.
    R-6.310.460.F
    Trip Sheets.
    R-6.310.465.A
    Taxicab Driver Uniform.
    R-6.310.465.H
    Passenger Receipts.
    R-6.310.465.M
    Payment of Fares.
    R-6.310.500.A
    Taxicab License License Issuance - Determination of Need.
    R-6.310.500.D
    Taxicab License Eligibility.
    2014 R-6.310.530.A
    Taximeter Rate.
    R-6.310.530.I
    Temporary Fuel Surcharge.
    R-6.310.530.J
    Temporary Suspension of Flat Rate to Airport.
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