To Become an Independent Taxicab Operator

Fill out the “Driving Record Abstract Request Form” to bring us your

COURT PURPOSE MVR (motor vehicle record).

It costs $12 and is a minimal of 2 pages (Court Purpose & Supervision)

Obtained from:

Waukegan DMV - Secretary of State Facility

617 S. Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085 / (312) 793-1010

Bring to: Waukegan Taxi affiliated with 

Dispatch Services for Independent Taxicab Operators

13 N. Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085 (GWDC Tech Hub building)

Phone: (847) 282-0303 / Fax: (847) 231-0324

Our insurance uses this document to ensure your eligibility for coverage.

(Example of a Court Purpose Motor Vehicle Record)

If your current driving record is from outside of Illinois, bring your driving record from that state.
Minimum age is 23. If you are 70 or older, provide a U.S. DOT Medical Examination Report
documenting you are in acceptable physical condition to operate a public passenger vehicle.

Applying for a Waukegan Taxicab Operator’s Permit

Pass a drug test (5-panel, non-DOT screening)

You can use a licensed medical facility of your choice or a location below:

com / (888) 909-3731 / $50 screening fee

Must call to schedule a time & location / Pre-pay with credit card only

  • Vista West Hospital Corporate Health / 2615 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085

(847) 360-2860 / $55 screening fee / No appointments / Walk-ins M-F 7am-4pm

Cash, Credit Card, & Checks accepted

After passing a drug test, bring the following to

the City of Waukegan Licensing Department:

  • Your drug test screening results (within 14 days)
  • Two photos (passport size 2x2 inches)
  • Your State Driver’s License (must be current & up to date)
  • $35 for application fee

You will be given and must pass the Waukegan Taxicab Operator’s Test

It consists of “Vehicles for Hire City Ordinances” and “IL Rules of the Road”

(multiple choice, true/false)

The City will conduct a fingerprint background check & take your picture


To review Waukegan Code of Ordinances (Chapter 23 – Vehicles for Hire) visit:

To review Illinois Rules of the Road (English Edition DSD A 112) visit:

Application Contact:

Licensing Department / City of Waukegan / 847-360-0334

100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085