The Amarillo Police Department is reminding citizens that taxi drivers or drivers of vehicles for hire (Uber, Lyft) are required to fill out a permit application through APD.
The permit process is not new, according to APD and revolves around background checks for sex offenses, armed robberies, or felony DUI convictions in the last ten years. The permit process also measures the applicant's sight and hearing.
The cost of the permit is $6 per year.
Anyone with questions regarding the permit process is asked to contact the Amarillo Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit at 378-9402.