From the DC Taxicab Commission:
“The DC Taxicab Commission (DCTC) announced that applications will be accepted for new L-Tags. Passenger demand for sedan service and the increased number of eligible drivers who recently completed driver training have driven the need for more vehicles to meet the transportation needs of the market. The proliferation of digital dispatch services to connect riders and drivers has caused DCTC to respond to this service option to ensure the supply of vehicles can meet the demands of the marketplace.
Applicants must complete and submit to DCTC the Public Vehicle For Hire Registration Form that is also known as the One Stop Form. Applicants will be required to provide their signature to attest to the truthfulness of submitted documentation. A list of all required documentation is outlined with the One Stop Form. Vehicles must be titled in the District and owners are urged to review the standards for eligible vehicles prior to making any purchases.
DCTC will review applications and notify the applicant within ten days. After receiving pre-approval from DCTC, the applicant must pass a “for hire” vehicle inspection performed by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in order to have the vehicle titled, registered and issued an L-tag from DMV.
The fee for independent owners with one vehicle is $250; the fee for companies with two or more vehicles is $475. The vehicle license fee is $100 per vehicle. All applicants must be based in the District. The L-Tag Application to register and complete instructions are available here.