For-Hire Drivers License Endorsement

As of July 1, 2015, limo drivers, taxi cab drivers or ride share drivers must have either For-Hire License Endorsement on their license or a private check certification through their employer.


Visit the following web page to submit a For-Hire Driver Endorsement.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it mandatory for taxi cab drivers, limo drivers and ride share drivers to have a For-Hire License Endorsement?
    • No, one may obtain a private background check certification through their service, carrier or network that employs them.  This certification is valid for 5 years.
  • How do I get a For-Hire License Endorsement on my license?
    • You must submit an application through DDS Online Services. You must complete the application, upload required documents and pay a $15 fee.
  • How do I start a limo company, taxi service or a ride share network?
    • The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the agency that regulates these companies.  Search on to learn how to start your company.
  • How do I renew a For-Hire Endorsement?
    • You renew your endorsement the same as applying for a new endorsement.

For details on the rules and regulations pertaining to for-hire drivers visit