New taxicab permits available in City of Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The City of Milwaukee began taking "intent to apply" forms on Monday, February 3rd for one of of 100 new taxicab vehicle permits that are being made available.

The applications can be found at the License Division of the Milwaukee City Clerk's Office.

Legislation passed in November established the new system for taxi licensing, which includes more stringent requirements for taxi service quality and increases the limit on the number of cab licenses from 320 to 420. If more than 100 “Intent to Apply” forms are received by the February 28, 2014 deadline, a lottery drawing will be held to determine which applicants will be allowed to proceed in the process.

FOX6 News has learned that 79 "Intent to Apply" forms for new taxicab permits were received on Monday, February 3rd.

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