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In Myrtle Beach, taxicabs must be inspected annually to ensure that they meet the standards set forth by city ordinance.  The ordinance mandates that the Taxi Enforcement Officer conduct random inspections of taxicabs throughout the year.  The Taxi Enforcement Officer also issues a Chauffeur’s Permit to the driver of each taxicab.  The permit allows a driver to pick up a fare within the City of Myrtle Beach while driving a certified taxicab.  This permit must be in the driver’s possession and displayed while he/she is operating the taxicab.  The following information will assist you in acquiring a Taxi Certificate or a Chauffeur’s Permit.


CHAUFFEUR'S PERMIT

Applicants 21 years of age or older who wish to obtain a Chauffeur’s Permit for the first time are required to submit the following documents:   

  • A completed City of Myrtle Beach Chauffeur’s Permit application.  Failure to complete each section of the application could result in denial of a permit. 

  • An official (certified) 10-year driving record from the SC Department of Motor Vehicles.  If the applicant has not resided in South Carolina for 10 years, a certified driving record is required from the state where the applicant previously resided, along with the driving record from South Carolina.

  • A criminal records check from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).  SLED charges a fee of $25.00 to obtain this document.  If the applicant has not resided in South Carolina for 10 years, a certified criminal records check is required from the state or municipality where the applicant previously resided, along with the criminal records check from SLED. 

Once all required documents are complete, the Taxi Enforcement Officer reviews applications on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., except holidays.  If the officer approves the application, the applicant will be given a fee form for $50.  All fees are paid at the Utility Billing Department, City Services Building, 921 Oak Street.  Receipts may be brought back to the annex between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to receive the permit.

RENEWAL

To renew a Chauffeur’s Permit that has not expired, a completed City of Myrtle Beach Chauffeur’s Permit application is required, along with a three-year driving record and an updated SLED report.  The Taxi Enforcement officer reviews applications on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., except holidays.  If the officer approves the renewal application, the applicant will be given a fee form for $50.  All fees are paid at the Utility Billing Department, City Services Building, 921 Oak Street.  Receipts may be brought back to the annex between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to receive the renewal permit.   

  • If the Chauffeur’s Permit has expired, please refer to the instructions for a new permit.

CERTIFICATE OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY

It is unlawful to engage in a taxi business within the city limits of Myrtle Beach unless the taxicab has been issued a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity.  Applications for a certificate are only accepted in January of each year.  A nonrefundable processing fee is required to be submitted with a completed application. A 10-year driving record and a criminal records check from SLED must be attached to all applications.  Once an application is submitted, it will be forwarded to City Council for review and consideration. 

  • January is open application period for new medallions.  Completed applications must be received by January 31.

  • All applicants must obtain a "Fee Payment Sheet" from our Taxi Coordinator before the city will accept payment for the application fee.

  • Applications will be considered received only when they are complete and all applicable documentation is attached.

FILING A COMPLAINT

If you wish to file a complaint regarding a taxicab, you may do so by completing the complaint form and faxing the completed form to the Taxi Enforcement Officer at 843-918-1833.  You also may contact the Special Events Coordinator at 843-918-1808 or specevents@cityofmyrtlebeach.com

CONTACT THE TAXI ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

The Taxi Enforcement Officer is located in the Myrtle Beach Law Enforcement Center Annex at 3340 Mustang Avenue.  The officer may be reached via telephone at 843-918-1804 or via fax at 843-918-1833.

   
         
             
 

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