Driver Certification

Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) Driver Certification

In order to operate a taxi or shuttle 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 the appropriate Oregon driver's license.

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. The city manager may consider as a basis for denial or revocation:
  • Only those violations which would constitute felonies, if convicted, which occurred within the preceding 10 years
  • All other violations only if they occurred within the preceding 3 years

Before Applying

Before applying for a PPV taxi driver certificate, all applicants must read the following PPV regulations: