Public Passenger Vehicle Operator's License

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Any person 18 years of age or older, who has a valid driver license, operating a public passenger vehicle must obtain a Public Passenger Vehicle Operator's License. The license is valid only in the City of La Crosse.

See Sec. 10-593 of the La Crosse Municipal Code for more information.

License Period

A Public Passenger Vehicle Operator's License shall be valid through December 31 of the second year subsequent to the issuance thereof.

License Fee

$50.00 is due at the time of application (cash, check payable to City Treasurer or credit with convenience fee).

The license fee is non-refundable and a receipt of paid license fee is not a valid license.

How to Apply

Apply in person at the City Clerk’s Office, 400 La Crosse Street (2nd Floor of City Hall). You must present a valid driver license issued by the state in which you reside. At the time of application, a photo will be taken.

Additional Information

Following application, the Police Department will conduct a background check. Once approved, you will return to pick up your laminated badge. Please allow a minimum of five (5) business days for the background check.

Note: Applications will be denied if applicant has been convicted of a felony or has multiple convictions which substantially relate to the licensing activity or is considered an habitual law offender (as per Wisconsin's Fair Employment Act).


For more information, contact the City Clerk's Office at (608) 789-7510.

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