For vehicles and drivers operating for-hire

The Ground Transportation Bureau, a division of the Department of Public Works, is responsible for the permitting and enforcement of vehicles and drivers operating for-hire within the City of New Orleans. This includes the following:

  • Taxicabs
  • Limousines
  • General charter vehicles
  • Sightsteeing vehicles
  • Non-emergency medical vehicles
  • Pedicabs
  • Carriages
  • Charter party carriers (Party buses)
  • Privately-owned school buses

The Bureau also regulates tour guides, tour planners and tour companies operating in the City of New Orleans.

Ground Transportation Bureau

(504) 658-7170 Email Ground Transportation Bureau
1300 Perdido Street 6W03 New Orleans, LA 70112


The Ground Transportation Bureau office is closed to the public. All applications must be emailed to Payments may be paid online or mailed to our office.

Ground Transportation Bureau

CPNC Hearings

Public CPNC hearings are held at 10:00 AM on the fourth Friday of every month, with the exception of November and December, which are held on the third Friday.

Note: if you applied for a CPNC and have not been scheduled a hearing date, please contact us.