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Business Licence Information - Chauffeurs

As per Section 27(8) of the City of Grande Prairie's Business Licence Bylaw C-1064, "No person shall operate a taxi or limousine in the City unless that person is in possession of a valid chauffeur permit issued by the City."

Furthermore, it is the responsibility of every taxi and limousine broker to ensure that each person employed in operating any taxi or limousine is in possession of a valid Alberta driver's licence and a valid chauffeur permit.

Application Requirements

In addition to standard Business Licence application requirements:

  • Each chauffeur permit application must be accompanied by two recent passport photos of the applicant
  • The Licence Inspector shall consider the driving record, criminal record, character, and health of any applicant and will refuse or revoke a permit, if in his or her opinion, the applicant is unfit to operate a taxi or limousine for any reason
  • No chauffeur licence or renewal shall be issued to any person who:
    • Within the preceding five (5) years, has been convicted of: a sexual offence or offence related to the corruption of public morals; an offence related to homicide, assault, kidnapping, arson, or abduction; an offence related to robbery or extortion; or an offence of criminal negligence, dangerous driving, impaired driving, driving with a suspended licence, refusing to provide a breath sample, or operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content over 0.08
    • Within the preceding three (3) years, has been convicted of any other offence under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, or any successor legislation
    • Has been charged with any offence under the Criminal Code of Canada or the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act which has not yet been withdrawn or otherwise dealt with in a manner that does not result in conviction
    • Has, in the opinion of the Chief Licence Inspector, been convicted of an excessive number of offences under the Traffic Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act, Motor Vehicle Administration Act, or any successor legislation and/or City Bylaw
  • The applicant for a chauffeur's permit must also have either resided in the City of Grande Prairie for at least 30 days or be able to demonstrate geographic knowledge of the City
  • While operating a taxi or limousine, an operator's chauffeur permit must be openly displayed at all times in the vehicle, in such a manner as to be visible to the passengers

For information on business licence fees and general application processes and requirements, please visit our Processes and Fees page.

Please note that these pages contain summations of key elements of the Business Licence Bylaw, and are not intended to represent the entirety of the document. For further information, the City Bylaws list contains a complete copy of the Business License Bylaw.

Last updated: 6/17/2016 2:51:43 PM