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Obtaining a municipal taxi permit (taxi driver's licence)

Who can make this request? Individuals
Documentation to be submitted
  • General request form filled in with personal data, address and telephone number;
  • Photocopy of national identity card (or foreigner identification number/passport) or equivalent document in line with immigration law;
  • Two (2) passport-sized photos;
  • Photocopy of class B2 (or higher driving) licence, or class B driving licence accompanied by a permit for driving public transport vehicles (BTP);
  • Medical certificate proving that the applicant does not suffer from any infectious/contagious disease or physical disability which would impede or prevent the normal exercise of this profession. The medical and psychological fitness report required for a BTP permit is also accepted as an alternative to the medical certificate. The medical certificate is valid for six months.
  • Proof of payment of the municipal fee for the aptitude test required before the taxi driver licence can be granted. The relevant payment form is issued at Citizen Services Offices (Oficinas de Atención a la Ciudadanía, OAC).
  • Certification proving knowledge of spoken Catalan, according to the requirements set out in article 28.1.f of the municipal regulation on public transport and auxiliary and complementary activities. This certification can be substituted for a pass mark in an oral and reading comprehension test in Catalan.
Where can I request this?

Submit the application to the Registry of any Integrated Customer Services Unit (Unidades Integradas de Atención al Público, UIAP)

Collect the certificate from the Traffic Department (Sección de Circulación)

Price and payment method

The exam fee is stipulated in the Municipal Tax Ordinance for the current year (concept 311,04, tariff 2).

Payment can be made at Citizen Services Offices (Oficinas de Atención a la Ciudadanía, OAC).
 

Legislation
  • Municipal regulations on public transport and auxiliary and complementary activities (taxis).
     
Who processes the request?

Transport Department
(Sección de Transportes)
Avda. Sant Ferran (on the corner of C/ Son Dameto).
Local Police Station
Tel: 971 22 55 22
Fax: 971 28 25 65
E-mail: transit@a-palma.es

Ways to start procedure Upon request of the party
Requirements
  • You must be 18 or over;
  • You must possess a class B2 (or higher) driving licence or a class B driving licence with BTP permit (licence to drive public vehicles);
  • You must not suffer from any infectious/contagious disease or physical disability which would impede or prevent the normal exercise of this profession.
     
Decision-making organization

Transport Department
(Sección de Transportes)
Avda. Sant Ferran (on the corner of C/ Son Dameto).
Local Police Station
Tel: 971 22 55 22
Fax: 971 28 25 65
E-mail: transit@a-palma.es

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In order to obtain a taxi driver's licence, applicants must pass an exam. This procedure allows applicants two successive opportunities to sit the exam. However, regardless of the exam date the applicant wishes to apply for, they will need to pay the municipal fee in order to undergo the aptitude test.

Applications for the aptitude test, including those made in order to present documentation proving payment of fees for tests for a second exam, can be submitted up until the Thursday before the day of the exam.
Applications for this procedure allow applicants two successive opportunities to sit the exam.
 

More information

When are the exams held? Exams are held every two months. This means that there are 6 exams over the course of a year: in February, April, June, August, October and December. The exams are held on the first Tuesday of the months listed above. If the first Tuesday of the month is not a working day then the exam will be held on the following working Tuesday.

What does the exam consist in (how is it structured)? For a response to this question, please enquire at the Transport Department (at the Local Police Station on Avda. Sant Ferran on the corner of C/Son Dameto) where you will be provided with an explanatory booklet.

Where are exams held? At the Local Police Station (Sant Ferran, 42) on the first floor of the building at 10 am.

You must bring the following items with you to the exam: your national identity card and a current map of Palma (necessary for some sections of the exam).

9 of April, 2021

Ajuntament de Palma
Square de Santa Eulàlia 9. 07001 Palma (Illes Balears)
Telephone: 010 / 971225900 / 630308226
Email: ajuntament@palma.cat