Driver Certification

Open Hours for Driver Certification Processing

City of Eugene - Business License Office

Our Office is Temporarily Closed*


Driver Certification Renewals Can Be Processed ONLINE

*Please call the Business License office at 

541-682-5379 or email 

BusinessLicense@ci.eugene.or.us for assistance. 

CLOSED On Holidays:

2020

Jan. 1 - New Year’s Day

Jan. 20 - MLK Jr. Day

Feb. 17 - President’s Day

May 25 - Memorial Day

July 3 - Independence Day

Sept. 7 - Labor Day

Nov. 11 - Veteran’s Day

Nov. 26-27 - Thanksgiving

Dec. 25 - Christmas

Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) Driver Certification

In order to operate a taxi, transportation network vehicle or shuttle for-hire in Eugene and Springfield, a driver certification card is required. The card is issued by the City of Eugene for use in both cities. An applicant must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid state-issued driver’s license.


Before Applying

Before applying for a PPV Driver Certificate to drive a taxi, transportation network vehicle or shuttle for-hire in Eugene and Springfield, all applicants must read the following PPV regulations:


Transportation Network Company - Driver Certification Process (UBER and/or Lyft)

*To obtain this certification, you will need to contact the Business License Office at 541-682-5379 or BusinessLicense@ci.eugene.or.us

  1. One must be at least 21 years old
  2. Begin the application/registration process online with the TNC of your choice (the TNC must be licensed by the City of Eugene)
  3. After your background check has been approved by the TNC, fill out the PPV Driver Certification application and come into the Atrium Building (99 W 10th Ave, Eugene) to obtain your City of Eugene PPV Driver Certification.  *See above for hours*
  4. You will need to bring with you: 
    • A Valid State-Issued Driver’s License
    • Completed Application (available on-site or through the link above)
    • Form of Payment (cash, check, money order, or Visa or MC - $65)
    • Completed Vehicle Inspection Form (performed within the last 30 days)
    • Proof of Personal Automobile Insurance
    • Proof of approved background check by a licensed TNC (viewable on smartphone)
  5. Once the Driver Certification application process has been completed with the City of Eugene, including payment of the fee, the person will be issued a Driver Certification.  Driver’s will need to then inquire with the TNC for next steps
  6. A criminal background check will be run by the Eugene Police Department and if anything is flagged in this process the driver certification may be suspended or revoked.
    • There is an independent appeal process in the case a person would like to dispute the criminal background check findings.
  7. Driver Certification renewals can be processed ONLINE.

Taxi and Shuttle-for-Hire Driver Certification Process

*To obtain this certification, you will need to contact the Business License Office at 541-682-5379 or BusinessLicense@ci.eugene.or.us.  

  1. Submit the following to the City of Eugene, Business License, 99 W 10th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401
    • The completed application form
    • A $45 application fee
    • All fees are non-refundable. Checks and money orders should be made payable to City of Eugene.
  2. Staff from the Eugene Police Department will conduct a background review (see Eugene Code Section 3.050 for details)
  3. You will be notified after the background review has been completed and your application has been processed.  This process generally takes between 7 and 10 business days.
  4. Upon approval, you will be contacted by the Business License office to schedule a photo appointment for your new certification card
  5. The $20.00 certification fee is due at the time the certification card is issued.

Application

Legal Violations and Certification

The City may deny or revoke a license upon finding that the applicant has violated a law. This includes a violation which does not lead to a conviction, unless the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the city manager that the violation has no bearing on the applicant’s fitness to carry out the licensed activity without endangering property or the public health, safety or welfare. Please review the Eugene City Code for the specific language regarding the denial or revocation of license.