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Replacement of 2010 Model Year Taxicabs


In compliance with the age and mileage limitations for taxicabs outlined in the law and Authority regulations, the last day on which a 2010 model year vehicle may be operated in taxicab service is December 31, 2018.  This date is fast approachingSee 53 Pa.C.S. § 5714 and Act 164 of 2016 – 53 Pa.C.S. § 57B02 (c)(6); see also 52 Pa. Code § 1017.4.  Attached is the December 5, 2018 Order of the Hon. Sheldon C. Jelin which denied a waiver seeking an extension of time to allow eight (8) year old taxicabs to continue to operate.  (Download Docket No. P-17-12-01 Order Here)

As you will recall, taxicabs are no longer subject to biannual inspections and the law mandates that taxicabs shall be no more than eight (8) years old or have been driven no more than 350,000 miles.  This reminder notice is being sent to you to help prevent scheduling conflicts.   Please contact the TLD’s Enforcement Department at (215) 683-9447 to schedule a change-of-vehicle appointment.

OUT OF SERVICE DESIGNATION: ACT 164 of 2016, section 57B02 requires five (5) day notice to the CERTIFICATE owner prior to suspending or otherwise disabling a taxicab meter. THIS IS YOUR NOTICE.

Additionally, because taxicabs of the 2010 model year have not been issued new medallions, consequently, those vehicles may also be placed out of service on January 1, 2019 for failing to have a current medallion.

William P. Schmid
Deputy Director
Taxicab and Limousine Division
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
T (215) 683-9471
F (215) 683-9452