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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

For Hire Industry, Tour Guides and Planners

Certificate of Public Necessity and Convenience (CPNC) – Special Charter

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Public Service Commission (PSC) and Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) certified bus companies are eligible for a special charter CPNC. Licensed ICC and PSC companies must be in full compliance with all relevant rules, regulations and requirements to operate in the City of New Orleans. Please refer to New Orleans City Code 162-190 for rules governing special charters. In order to ensure the safety of residents and visitors in New Orleans, the City regulates the issuance of special charter licenses.

Duration: Valid during time-frame approved on application only.


Further restriction and documentation may apply, please review New Orleans City Code 162-190. If you have questions, contact Cheryl Adams at or the Taxicab Bureau at (504) 658-7170.


  • $10.00 per day
  • $50.00 per week

Required documents/steps

  • A Special Charter Application and all required documents must be delivered in person to New Orleans City Hall, Suite 2W89
  • Proof of insurance coverage
  • Copy of vehicle registration

Issuing agency

Taxicab and For Hire Vehicle Bureau
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Last updated: 4/23/2014 10:53:40 AM

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