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How do you get a TCP in ohio

Michael - Cleveland

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Licensing and Permitting of Taxi Cab companies in Cleveland falls to the Cleveland
Division of Assessments and Licenses
601 Lakeside Ave., Room 122
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm
P: 216.664.2260

As far as I know, Cleveland does not issue taxi licenses to individuals not affiliated with a licensed taxi cab company.

http://www.taxi-library.org/buckeye.htm
Taxi Regulations
  • Minimum Number of Cabs: Cleveland will not issue a taxi license to any company with fewer than 25 cabs, effectively prohibiting independent operators from starting. Cleveland has issued fewer taxi licenses than either Cincinnati or Columbus.

  • Mandated 24 Hour Service: Akron, Canton, and Dayton require full-time taxi service, 24-hour, 7 days per week, effectively prohibiting part-time cab services.

  • Separate Dispatching Office Required: Cleveland and Dayton require cab companies to have a separate dispatching office. This drives up costs and ignores the possibility of independent operators using cellular phones.

  • Proof of Public Need: Toledo and Cincinnati require cab companies to prove their business will serve a public need. This provides the opportunity to existing cab companies to use their political power to limit new competition. Cincinnati, Columbus, and Toledo also require a public hearing on new licenses, further burdening new companies.

  • Price Competition Restricted: Toledo and Youngstown effectively set rates for all cab companies, eliminating price competition. Other cities restrict price competition by prohibiting flat rates and requiring prices to be submitted to city officials before going into effect.
  • Cab Stands Regulated: Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, and Youngstown require cabs to wait at officially designated cab stands. This limits cab owners' ability to negotiate individually with restaurants, bars, and theaters, and respond more quickly to customer traffic patterns.


A Policy Report prepared by
The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions
131 N. Ludlow Street, Suite 317
Dayton, OH, USA 45402
(937) 224-8352 (937) 224-8457 (fax)
email: buckeyeins@aol.com
 
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Mitch J

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Blah Blah Blah. Mike is spot on once again. Although there are ways to own your own cab with a taxi company which cuts your lease fees per week in half but you're responsible for your own maintenance and the car you buy has to be marked and painted the same color as the other taxis in that particular taxi company etc etc.
 

Michael - Cleveland

Well-Known Member
Moderator
Blah Blah Blah. Mike is spot on once again. Although there are ways to own your own cab with a taxi company which cuts your lease fees per week in half but you're responsible for your own maintenance and the car you buy has to be marked and painted the same color as the other taxis in that particular taxi company etc etc.
:smiles: ... Mitch changes taxi companies every three months because he can't decide which color he likes best. (either that, or because we keep finding him)
 
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