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How to Apply For a For-Hire Intrastate Operating Authority

Certificate and License Applications

If you are applying for any one of the following authorities, complete and submit the appropriate certificate or license application (Forms OA 141, OA 150, or OA 151). You must submit a separate application for each authority type you wish to obtain.

Generally, the following items must be submitted with your application:

  • a filing fee of $50. You must submit a separate filing fee for each authority type you wish to obtain.
  • a surety bond,
  • a tariff that includes all of your rates and any rules, policies, or guidelines you require of your customers (Household Goods and Common Carrier - Regular and Irregular Routes)
  • a time schedule (Common Carrier-Regular Route only).

Refer to the appropriate certificate or license application (Forms OA 141, OA 150, or OA 151) for other items that you may be required to file with your application.

If your application is approved, you will receive notification to file proof of liability insurance before the operating authority certificate can be issued. (Insurance does not apply to brokers.)

Permit Applications

If you are applying for any of the following authorities, complete and submit the For-Hire Intrastate Operating Authority Permit and/or Decal Application (Form OA142).

All permit applicants must file proof of minimum limits of liability insurance at the time of application. Employee Hauler and Taxicab applicants are also required to submit a $50 filing fee with the application.

Submitting Your Application

DMV offers two options for submitting applications:

  • By mail to:
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Motor Carrier Services
  • P. O. Box 27412
  • Richmond, Virginia 23269-0001