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Driver Certificates

As previously noticed on March 26, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all driver certificates are automatically being extended during the closure of the Taxicab and Limousine Division (TLD), which began on March 18, 2020.  

Therefore, the new expiration dates are as follows.  If your driver certificate:

  • Expired between 3/18/2020 through 5/04/2020, the driver certificate expiration date will be extended to expire on 7/01/2020;

  • Expired between 5/05/2020 through 6/05/2020, the driver certificate expiration date will be extended to expire on 8/01/2020;

  • Expired between 6/06/2020 through 7/06/2020, the driver certificate expiration date will be extended to expire on 9/01/2020.

Please continue to check www.philapark.org/tld for updates and office reopening dates.  Upon the reopening of the TLD offices, you do not have to wait to apply to renew your driver certificate based on the new extended expiration date.  We will continue to monitor operations and update this information as necessary.  If you have any questions concerning your driver certificate, please email us at TLDAdmin@philapark.org or at ckirlin@philapark.org.  

Christine A. Kirlin, Esq.
Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division
Philadelphia Parking Authority
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 683-9653
(215) 683-9568
ckirlin@philapark.org

Medallion Voluntary Surrender – Emergency Procedure — NOW EXPIRED

***THE BELOW PROCEDURE IS NOW EXPIRED AND IS NO LONGER BEING OFFERED AS OF JUNE 17, 2020***

Due to the Covid -19 epidemic, the Taxicab and Limousine Division (TLD) has instituted an emergency procedure to help medallion owners that do not have operational taxicabs.  We will place your medallion in Voluntary Suspension and suspend the meter once you identify the medallion number you are suspending.   Please do so in writing by contacting both Christine Kirlin at ckirlin@philapark.org and William Schmid at wschmid@philapark.org.    When you wish to return the taxicab to service,  you will first have to contact Debra McManus to confirm that proper insurance is on file.  You may contact Ms. McManus at dmcmanus@philapark.org.  No fee is being charged for this service.

 
 
 

Christine A. Kirlin, Esq.
Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division
Philadelphia Parking Authority
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 683-9653
(215) 683-9568
ckirlin@philapark.org

TLD Emergency Notice

Philadelphia City Officials announced on Monday, March 16, 2020 to halt all non-essential City government operations in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia.  The Philadelphia Parking Authority (Authority) is following this directive.  Therefore, the Authority’s Taxicab and Limousine Division (TLD) will be semi-closed to the public effective March 17, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.  A precise end date has not yet been determined.

The TLD’s Enforcement Inspectors will continue to patrol during this time as well as monitoring the complaint lines.  However, vehicle inspections, court cases and driver testing/training will be deferred and the Customer Service Window will be closed.

Additionally, during this time period, all deadlines, payment due dates, etc. are being deferred.  Any driver certificate that was set to expire from March 17, 2020 through April 5, 2020 will be extended to an expiration date of April 6, 2020.

We advise that you continue to monitor and follow the CDC guidelines concerning best safety protocols surrounding COVID-19.  You may obtain this information on the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/summary.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fsummary.html.

We will continue to reassess operations based upon conditions and guidance from City Officials.  Please be sure look to the TLD’s website at www.philapark.org/tld for any updates.  Stay Safe!

Christine A. Kirlin, Esq.
Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division
Philadelphia Parking Authority
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 683-9653
(215) 683-9568
ckirlin@philapark.org

TLD Emergency Notice

Philadelphia City Officials announced on Monday, March 16, 2020 to halt all non-essential City government operations in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia.  The Philadelphia Parking Authority (Authority) is following this directive.  Therefore, the Authority’s Taxicab and Limousine Division (TLD) will be semi-closed to the public effective March 17, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. and will last through at least March 27, 2020.  A precise end date has not yet been determined.

The TLD’s Enforcement Inspectors will continue to patrol during this time as well as monitoring the complaint lines.  However, vehicle inspections, court cases and driver testing/training will be deferred and the Customer Service Window will be closed.

Additionally, during this time period, all deadlines, payment due dates, etc. will be extended until April 1, 2020.  Any driver certificate that was set to expire from March 17, 2020 through March 27, 2020 will be extended to an expiration date of April 1, 2020.

We advise that you continue to monitor and follow the CDC guidelines concerning best safety protocols surrounding COVID-19.  You may obtain this information on the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/summary.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fsummary.html.

We will continue to reassess operations based upon conditions and guidance from City Officials.  Please be sure look to the TLD’s website at www.philapark.org/tld for any updates.  Stay Safe!

Christine A. Kirlin, Esq.
Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division
Philadelphia Parking Authority
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 683-9653
(215) 683-9568
ckirlin@philapark.org

ALERT TO PARENTS AS PROM SEASON AND GRADUATION SEASON APPROACHES

At this time of the year many families are busy preparing for Proms and Graduations. A key part of your preparations may be making transportation arrangements.  In that regard, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (Authority) wants to help safeguard your loved ones from illegal and unsafe limousine operators.

Limousine carriers operating between points within Philadelphia are regulated by the Authority’s Taxicab and Limousine Division (“TLD”). Trips between points in the City and points within the Commonwealth may also be regulated by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.   Do not trust your loved ones and their once in a lifetime moments to unregulated, under insured and unsafe carriers.  Properly licensed carriers use first-class vehicles that have undergone rigorous inspections.  These licensed companies use only certified drivers who have undergone a detailed vetting process.

Interested parents can check a carrier’s status by contacting the TLD’s Enforcement Department TLDEnforcement@Philapark.org or by calling 215-683-9440.