Taxi Plate Draw

The City of Red Deer held a virtual random draw for five (5) Taxi Licence Plates and two (2) Accessible Taxi Licence Plates on October 14, 2021.

The City will contact successful applicants by October 22.

How are new Taxi Plates awarded?

Additional Taxi Licence Plates are awarded to eligible applicants by a random draw conducted by The City.

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants for Taxi Licence Plates and Accessible Taxi Licence Plates must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an Independent Owner Operator or a Taxi Brokerage in its first year of operation
  • Must be eligible and meet all criteria to hold a Taxi Licence Plate or Accessible Taxi Licence Plate
  • Must submit their Brokerage Licence or Independent Owner Operator application along with their Plate Draw application.
How does The City determine the number of Taxi Plates issued each year?

Taxi Licence Plates and Accessible Taxi Licence Plates are issued based on the city population determined in the most recent census. Each year, Plates are limited to one Taxi Licence Plate per 750 residents, or the number of plates issued as of December 31 of the previous year, whichever is greater. Accessible Taxi Licence Plates are issued at a ratio of one Plate for every 15,000 residents.

Are there fees for Taxi Plates?

Taxi Plate charges are included with the fees for the Brokerage License. Fees are based on the number of Plates within the Brokerage, and start at $380.

I own an existing Brokerage which has operated for more than one year. How can I get extra plates to expand my business?

The five (5) Taxi Licence Plates and two (2) Accessible Taxi Licence Plates currently being drawn for, have specifically been identified for Independent Owner Operators or a Taxi Brokerage in its first year of operation. The allocation of these Plates will be a one-time increase in 2021 only.

The number of Taxi Plates is based on population. When a municipal census is completed, the number of Taxi Plates allowed is reviewed. At this time, there are no additional Plates available based on population of Red Deer.

Contact us

If you have questions about the draw or difficulty submitting your application, please contact us at licensing@reddeer.ca or 403-342-8190.