Taxi Information and Subsidy Program

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There are seven franchised taxicab companies operating in the City of West Hollywood. Any taxi company may drop off passengers within the City of West Hollywood, but only these seven companies are authorized to pick-up in West Hollywood.

These seven companies are:

Taxicab Franchisees
Bell Cab Company 800.666.6664
Beverly Hills Cab Company 800.273.6611
Checker Cab Company 800.300.5007
City Cab 888.248.9222
Independent Cab Company 800.521.8294
United Independent Cab Company 800.822.8294
Yellow Cab 323.808.1000

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There are currently 569 vehicles “sealed” for operation in West Hollywood. Many of these vehicles are also sealed to operate in adjacent jurisdictions including the cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. These 530 vehicles are identified by an official City of West Hollywood Taxi decal that is generally displayed on the right rear bumper area. Each vehicle issued a decal is fully insured and is inspected annually.

Taxi drivers must obtain a permit that is renewed annually. These drivers are also subject to background checks and must pass an initial written examination.

If you have any questions or complaints, please call our Taxicab Hotline at 323.848.6863

Taxi Subsidy Program

Our Taxi Subsidy Program is available to residents who are 62 and older or who are disabled of any age. Participants receive a debit-type card on which a $50 value is available at a cost of only $8.  Users have the option of purchasing up to two increments (which equals $100 in taxi fare for $16 in payments) per month.

This program is a mail-only program. To purchase a card send a check for $8 or $16 along with the following:

  • Completed and signed Taxi Coupon Application Form [PDF] (provided in both English & Russian) 
  • Proof of age (copy of California identification card or passport) or proof of disability (SSI or Disability letter or check stub, or letter from MD)
  • Proof of West Hollywood residency (copy of utility bill)

MAIL TO: West Hollywood Taxi Program PO Box 74487, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Want to learn more? Please call 310-981-9303 with any questions.