What does the OCTAP Permit Mean?

You can be confident knowing that a valid OCTAP permits helps ensure that taxis, their drivers, and the companies have been checked and are continuously monitored.

  • Safe Drivers

All OCTAP-permitted taxicab drivers undergo a criminal background check and are enrolled in a monitoring program, their driving records are reviewed annually and their company is notified if they are ever cited by any law enforcement.  Each driver is drug and alcohol screened prior to receiving a permit, and is subject to annual and random testing.

  • Safe Vehicles

All OCTAP-permitted taxis are inspected annually and are subject to random safety and service standard inspections. Inspections confirm that vehicles are safe, clean, and properly equipped for service, so your experience will be safe and comfortable.  All taxis use certified taxicab meters calibrated to OCTAP-approved fares, and operate their meters anytime they are carrying a passenger.

  • Company Operated Service

All OCTAP-permitted companies are subject to regulations and service standards designed to promote customer service and a pleasant passenger experience. They ensure service is available to you all day, every day, and provide commercial liability insurance to cover you in the event of an accident.