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Hailing a Cab in Minneapolis

Information for Taxi Drivers

WHO? A hailing passenger is an individual standing curbside ready to be picked up.

WHAT? Hailing a cab in Minneapolis is allowed. Customers on the street raise their arm, yell, or make eye contact with a driver indicating they would like a ride. This is the universal form of hailing a cab.

WHERE? A taxi driver MAY STOP in the following areas to pick up hailing passengers: No-Parking Zone, Limited Time Parking Zone or a Corner Clearance Zone momentarily; Passenger Loading Zone for three minutes or less; Handicap Transfer Zones and Spaces may be used only for passengers who are disabled.

A taxi driver MAY NOT STOP in the following area to pick up hailing passengers: No-Stopping Zone: Do not stop or halt your vehicle even momentarily to load or unload passengers; Business Districts: You may not stop or park on any street while waiting for unseen passengers unless you are in a taxi stand.

HOW? When picking up a hailing customer, obey all signs that regulate parking and stopping. The downtown area and other business districts may have moving or parking restrictions that change at different times or days. An example would be changing from “No Parking Zone” to “No Stopping Zone” during morning and afternoon rush hours. Always attempt to locate a safe area out of a traffic lane to load or unload passengers. Do not stop in “No Stopping or No Parking Zones” while waiting for a possible fare or to enter a cab stand.

Other Useful Information for Taxi Drivers:

Licenses and Consumer Services produces many brochures that might be useful for your success. They can be found at our website:

Questions? Call a Minneapolis Taxi Inspector 612-673-2080 or 311

Last updated Sep 27, 2011



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