The Village of Ossining Police Department is responsible for the processing Village of Ossining Taxi Cab and Taxi Driver applications, annual taxi inspections, and the enforcement of taxi related regulations.
Taxi inspections are conducted on Wednesdays at 1:00pm and no later than 1:30pm. A $10.00 money order payable to the Village of Ossining will be due at the time of the inspection.
NEW TAXI DRIVER APPLICATIONS
All new Taxi Driver License applicants are required to submit fingerprints for criminal history checks as well as a Village Taxi Cab Driver application, a completed Village Physical Exam form, an Affiliation form and a valid New York State drivers license with the proper class for operating a Taxi. Should an applicant be found favorable they can pay the final fees and obtain their paper license at Ossining Town Clerks office.
The processing time for a new applicant can take 3-6 weeks, and applicants are not permitted to operate a taxi in the Village until the application has been approved and they have obtained their Village Taxi Drivers (hack) License.
Taxi Driver renewals are required to submit the Village Taxi Cab Driver form, a completed Village Physical Exam form, an affiliation form, their New York State Drivers license and their expiring Village Taxi Driver's License (hack). These forms can be submitted at the Village of Ossining Police Headquarters Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am to 4pm. The processing time for renewals is approximately 1 week. Once the original Taxi Drivers License has expired, applicants are not permitted to operate a taxi in the Village until their application has been approved and they have obtained their new license.
Regulations for Taxi Cabs and Drivers can be found in the Village of Ossining Code online: http://www.ecode360.com/?custId=OS1500 Chapter 244 "Taxicabs".