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 to implement Ordinance 118341 and Ordinance 119872. Rules effective January 1, 1997 are amended. These amended rules became effective April 1, 2001.

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:

  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.

    Taxicab Associations and For-Hire Vehicle Operators

    R-6.310.200.A(3)
    Vehicle Color Scheme.
    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.

    Taxicabs and For-Hire Vehicles

    R-6.310.315
    Taxicab Vehicle Leases.
    R-6.310.320.C(1)(b)
    Vehicle Age.
    R-6.310.320.E
    Certificate of Safety, Maintenance Records.
    R-6.310.320.G
    Vehicle Safety Inspections.
    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.
    R-6.310.530.I
    Temporary Fuel Surcharge.
    R-6.310.530.J
    Temporary Suspension of Flat Rate to Airport.

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