Taxi Cab License

An annual license expires on January 31st.

This license applies to all individuals or entities that want to operate any taxicab within the City of Rockford. There are very specific requirements that must be adhered to before a license can be approved. See Code sections 29.53 through 29.69 for full details.

To obtain a license, complete the Taxi Cab License Application and return it with a Certificate of Insurance for each vehicle, Inspection form for each vehicle, supporting documentation and the appropriate license fee to the Payment Center at City Hall. License will be issued upon approval of the application.

Compliance with all laws, ordinances and regulations of the City of Rockford as well as all State of Illinois statutes applicable to such a licensed business or device is mandatory.

Other Information:

  • Vehicles on the Certificate of insurance must match the cabs inspected and licensed
  • Cabs are required to be inspected each year
  • New licenses are issued at each renewal
  • New cabs substituted for old cabs must be inspected, the old license returned and voided, and a new license issued. A new certificate of insurance should be submitted showing the new cab being covered