Business permits for operating for-hire and private mobility

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation is responsible for regulating dockless mobility, taxicabs, ambulances, and other vehicles-for-hire.

Dockless Mobility
scooter riders and a bike rider

In the last couple of years, the City of Los Angeles witnessed an explosion of dockless, on-demand mobility products and services. In order to better understand the implications of this technology on the City and its citizens, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is administering a One-Year Dockless On-Demand Personal Mobility Permit.

Operators interested in participating in the Permit must fill out the application as well as meet requirements related to data collection, insurance, indemnification, and performance deposit provisions. Beginning January 28, 2019, LADOT will begin accepting Permit applications from operators. All applications will be due on or before February 15, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. Applications received after February 15, 2019 will be considered late and not allowed to apply for the Permit. Depending on the amount of applications received, please allow up to 15-20 business days for processing.

For more information about data sharing compliance for the One-Year Permit, please download the webinar presentation.

Taxis and Vehicles-For-Hire
Ensuring access to safe, convenient, and affordable local for-hire transportation services
Taxis and For-Hire Vehicles

With the current Taxi Franchise system set to expire in July of 2020, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is leveraging this key moment for the local for-hire transportation industry and recommending key reforms that would improve the regulatory environment for the taxi industry and improve customer experience for Angelenos.

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Apply for Temporary Food Pick-Up Sign

LADOT is helping restaurants that provide made-to-order food pick-up options by supplying parking signs free of charge to businesses that apply using the form below. Here's how it works:

food pickup sign

  1. Fill out the application form below.
  2. Upon approval, LADOT will install within two business days temporary signs (example on left) that will indicate a dedicated food pick-up location near your restaurant.
  3. If you have questions, email