Transport Authority Opens Application for New Hackney Carriage Licences

Last Updated February 23, 2024

Kingston, Jamaica – February 23, 2024: The Transport Authority says with immediate effect, it is accepting applications for new Hackney Carriage Licenses.

Mr. Smith, Managing Director says this move is in response to demand for more seats in the market. The window for submission of applications will remain open until April 30, 2024.

The application fee for Hackney Carriage License remains at $15,000.00 per application and applicants are being encouraged to use the On-line application portal at

In the meantime, the Authority is urging illegal operators to become compliant with the law and ensure they legalize their services in order to avoid prosecution. 

Applicants are also being cautioned to conduct business directly with the Transport Authority and refrain from transacting business with individuals purporting to be agents of the Authority.



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