Request #19-3442

1. What rules and regulations are there for taxis?

2.How many taxi are currently in operation to date (NOLA)

3.What are taxi fares guided by?

4. Are taxis allowed to use ride-sharing apps like UBER?

5. How many taxis are currently in operation in this state?


May 30, 2019 in person


June 4, 2019


Safety and Permits - Taxicab & For Hire Bureau


Ovando Leslie






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Request Published Public
June 4, 2019, 9:38am
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Ovando Leslie:

The Taxicab Bureau has responded to your inquiries as follows:


1.) All regulations are found within Chapter 162 of the City Code of New Orleans

2.) 1266 are active while 424 are inactive.

3.) City Code 162-741 to 162-755 outlines rates for taxicabs.

4.) Licensed City of New Orleans taxicabs are allowed to utilize the TNC platforms (Uber & Lyft) within the City, however taxicabs not licensed by the City are prohibited.

5.) The City of New Orleans does not have data for taxicabs operating in other parts of the state. 


On behalf of the custodial department(s), our office has responded to your request and considers this request closed.

City Attorney's Office
City of New Orleans
1300 Perdido St., Ste. E503
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 658-9800

June 4, 2019, 9:38am
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Safety and Permits - Taxicab & For Hire Bureau
May 30, 2019, 5:04pm
Request Opened Public
Request received in person
May 30, 2019, 5:04pm