Legal Status of Tennessee Ground Transportation Company
Before you contract with a Tennessee Ground Transportation Company:
Vehicles for Hire including Taxi-Cab, Shuttle, Limousine and Bus (Motorcoach) operators may be regulated by one or more agencies depending on what city / county they are operating within.
The Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) is responsible for regulating private passenger carriers including limousine, shuttle and charter-bus companies within the state of Tennessee. All licensed companies are required to have a valid Tennessee Department of Safety Permit Number.
The Tennessee Department of Safety website does not currently offer real-time online database access for inquiries regarding the permit status of Tennessee airport ground transportation companies.
City of Knoxville, Tennessee
The City of Knoxville Inspections Unit within the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) regulates Taxis, Shuttle, Limousine and Bus operators.