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Taxi

The Council for the Town of Sylvan Lake deems it expedient and in the public’s interest to pass a bylaw to regulate and control taxis and taxi businesses within the Town of Sylvan Lake.

View the Taxi Bylaw 1490/2008

Taxi Bylaw Amendment, Bylaw #1672/2015

 


 

Taxi Company Requirements

To operate a Taxi Business in the Town of Sylvan Lake you must hold a valid Business License and a Taxi Brokers License or Independent Taxi Operator’s License.

The maximum number of taxis licensed in Sylvan Lake each year is based the Town’s population with one license plate issued for every 850 people. The population is based on the Town last census.

There are currently 14 taxis licensed in the Town of Sylvan Lake.

Taxi Broker's License Form

Independent Taxi Operator's License Form 


 

Taxi Driver Requirements

No person may operate a Taxi without being the holder of a valid Taxi Driver’s License.

To apply for a Taxi Driver’s License you must:taxi-sign

  • Provide a current Criminal Records Check
  • Provide a current Driver’s Abstract
  • Complete the Taxi Driver’s License Application
  • Pay the $50.00 fee for a Taxi Driver’s License

A Taxi Driver’s License will expire each year on the driver’s birth date.

A person operating a taxi without a valid Taxi Driver’s License is subject to a fine beginning at $250.00

Taxi Driver's License Application Form 


 

Taxi Fare

TAXI BYLAW #1490/2008 - AMENDMENT #1672/2015

 
Rates Within Sylvan Lake

  • $15.00 flat rate - within Sylvan Lake - from point of pick up to requested designation with no stops in between 
    (for each requested stop between point of pick up and requested designation a $2.00 fee per stop will be added to the $15.00)

  • $5.00 discount can be given on the flat rate of $15.00 if any passenger is 65 years of age or older and for people who are mentally or physically handicapped

 

  • $25.00 flat rate - within Sylvan Lake - from point of pick up to requested designation and return to the point of pick up with no stops in between  (for each requested stop between point of pick up and requested designation and return to point of pick up a $2.00 fee per stop will be added to the $25.00)

  • $10.00 discountcan be given on the flat rate of $25.00 if any passenger is 65 years of age or older and for people who are mentally or physically handicapped.


Wait Time

Initial pick -first 3 minute no wait time charged.

  - after the 3 minute wait time - $0.50 per minute will be added to the flat rate.

Requested stop - between point of pick up and final destination

- first 3 minute no wait time charged.

- after the 3 minute wait time - $0.50 charge per minute will be added to the flat rate.

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