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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) – Temporary Special Events/Special Needs

Type:
License
Classification:
Business
Category:
Equipment
Apply online?
No

Special Event CPNC’s are only granted to current CPNC holders for declared special events by the City Council. In order to meet transportation needs for special events and to ensure residents and visitors have safe and adequate service in New Orleans, the City regulates the issuance of Certificates of Public Necessity and Convenience (CPNC) during special events.

In addition, CPNC holders can apply for a Special Needs CPNC license. These are granted by authority of the Mayor and are based on the needs of the event.

There shall be compliance with all applicable provisions of the New Orleans City Code Chapter 162-197 prior to the issuance of the temporary CPNC for special events/special needs.

Duration: Valid during indicated special event and/or special need only.

Restrictions

  • No certificate shall be issued to other than a holder of a current group tour and special sightseeing, limousine or a per capita sightseeing CPNC.
  • Certificates shall only be issued for vehicles which qualify for a CPNC by being properly licensed, registered and insured.
  • Operators of such licensed vehicles shall themselves be licensed by the state to drive such vehicles, such license being a valid state driver's license.
  • All fees and charges for temporary certificates issued under this section shall be outlined in section 162-195).

Further restriction and documentation may apply, please review New Orleans City Code Chapter 162-197. If you have questions, contact Cheryl Adams at chadams@nola.gov or the Taxicab Bureau at (504) 658-7170.

Fees

  • $20.00 per day

Required documents/steps

  • Temporary CPNC Special Event/Special Needs Application and all required documents must be delivered in person to New Orleans City Hall, Suite 2W84
  • Proof of insurance
  • Copy of vehicle registration
  • You must be a current Certificate of Public Necessity and Convenience (CPNC) holder to apply/hold this permit
  • Certificates shall only be issued for vehicles which qualify for a CPNC by being properly licensed, registered and insured
  • There shall be compliance with all applicable provisions of New Orleans City Code Chapter 162 prior to the issuance of the temporary CPNC for special events/special needs
  • All fees and charges for temporary certificates issued under this section shall be outlined in New Orleans City Code Section 162-195
  • For Special Event License
    • The temporary CPNC will be valid beginning at 12:00 noon on the day prior to the special event and will end at 12:00 noon the day following the special event
    • No certificate shall be issued to other than a holder of a current general charter, sightseeing, limousine or pedicab CPNC
  • For Special Needs License
    • A special need license is valid until midnight on the date indicated on the license
    • Any CPNC for hire company can apply for special needs licenses
  • For Operators
    • Operators of such licensed vehicles shall themselves be licensed by the state to drive such vehicles, such license being a valid Chauffeur’s or CDL State Driver's License
    • Operators must complete a federal background check at New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) - $50
    • Certified motor vehicle record (MVR) for past 2 yrs. (referred to as Motor Vehicle Record). The report must be dated within the past 30 days and it must come directly from the state DMV (please refer to your state's Dept. of Motor Vehicles website to see how to obtain a certified MVR)
    • Operator must take drug test at the approved locations - $20

Issuing agency

Taxicab and For Hire Vehicle Bureau

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Last updated: 11/27/2013 12:13:32 PM

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