Apply for a New Transportation Network Company Permit
A person may not operate a transportation network company in Texas without first obtaining and maintaining a transportation network company permit.
Transportation network companies must provide and maintain proof of insurance with the policy coverage required by Texas Insurance Code, Chapter 1954.
Insurance coverage will be verified electronically prior to issuance of a permit.
Application and Fee
To begin your application, complete an online application. The non-refundable fee of $10,500 must be submitted by mail or courier to:
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Transportation Network Companies
PO Box 12157
Austin, TX 78711
Transportation network company permits are valid for one year from the date of issuance and must be renewed annually. Renewals may be completed online.
Applicants with Criminal Convictions
If you have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor (other than a minor traffic violation) or pleaded guilty or no contest (resulting in a deferred adjudication) to any in-state, out-of-state or federal criminal offense, you must provide a completed Criminal History Questionnaire (PDF) along with your application materials.
The department will conduct a criminal history background check on all persons who apply for or renew a permit. Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Permits may be denied based on the nature of the conviction and how long prior to the application the conviction occurred. Depending on your criminal history, a review can take from one to six weeks to complete.
Individuals may request TDLR review their criminal background before actually applying for a permit. TDLR uses the same process for this pre-application evaluation as the process described below. See the Criminal History Evaluation Letter page for more information.
Please see the Guidelines for permit Applicants with Criminal Convictions, which describe the process that TDLR uses to determine whether a criminal conviction renders an applicant an unsuitable candidate for the permit, or whether a conviction warrants revocation or suspension of a permit previously granted.