The regulation of vehicles for hire is covered under by-law 2011-161. This by-law lays out the parameters to license and govern vehicles used for hire to transport passengers, including brokers, owners, and drivers of taxi cabs, limousines, wheel chair accessible vehicles, hotel shuttles and now as per By-law 2019-194, personal transportation providers. The by-law outlines the duties and responsibilities of owners and drivers. The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service (Sergeant, Traffic Services) administers this by-law and new applications for these businesses should be directed to the Sault Ste. Marie Police Services Board.
Record checks are also conducted by the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service for anyone in this type of business and may be completed online. Questions about insurance and the by-law itself should be directed to the Legal Department of the City of Sault Ste. Marie.
All licensing fees are paid directly to the City of Sault Ste. Marie – Licensing Office. For more information on by-law 2011-161 please visit the City’s website.