Taxicab Services


taxicab Five taxicab companies are authorized to operate 654 taxicabs in Fairfax County.  These companies, which are identified below, and their drivers are regulated under Chapter 84.1 of the Fairfax County Code. Chapter 84.1 lists the current taxicab fares, rates, and charges. It also addresses public safety matters such as insurance coverage, vehicle inspection and driver licensing. 

The Department of Cable and Consumer Services, Regulation and Licensing Branch, issues operator certificates to taxicab companies, hacker’s licenses to taxicab drivers, inspects each taxicab every six months for safety and cleanliness, and checks taximeters for accuracy annually.

Only drivers who hold a current hacker's license by Fairfax County may operate a Fairfax County taxicab. The hacker's license must be displayed in full view of passengers in each taxicab.

For Consumers

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    Authorized Rates
    Mileage Rate

              The first one-seventh of a mile or fraction thereof (initial drop charge)

    $3.25

               Each subsequent one-seventh of a mile or fraction thereof

    $0.30

         Additional Passenger rate (over 12 years)

    $1.00

         Each 51 seconds of waiting time

    $0.30

    A complete list of authorized rates can be found in Article 6 of Chapter 84.1 of the Fairfax County Code. The driver must accept any credit card or other form of electronic payment identified by decal on the taxicab’s rear passenger window.

    Authorized Taxicab Companies
    Shown below are the five taxicab companies that are authorized to operate in Fairfax County.  The Department of Cable and Consumer Services, Regulation and Licensing Branch, issues operator certificates to taxicab companies, hacker’s licenses to taxicab drivers, inspects each taxicab every six months for safety and cleanliness, and checks taximeters for accuracy annually.

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    Fairfax Yellow Cab
    11 Hillwood Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046
    Reservations: 703-534-1111
    Total authorized cabs:   305 / 21 wheel-chair accessible taxicabs

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    Fairfax Red Top Cab
    11 Hillwood Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046
    Reservations: 703-534-1111
    Total authorized cabs: 111 / 6 wheel-chair accessible taxicabs

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    Springfield Yellow Cab
    Reston-Herndon Cab
    7956 E-Twist Lane, Springfield, VA 22153
    Reservations: 703-451-2255
    Total authorized cabs:  125 / 5 wheelchair accessible taxicabs

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    White Top Cab
    3706 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305
    Reservations: 703-644-4500
    Total authorized cabs:  73 / 3 wheel-chair accessible

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    Plan Ahead to Avoid Delays
    The majority of taxicabs dispatched in Fairfax County arrive within 15 to 20 minutes, or less.  A number of factors can delay a taxi’s arrival, however.  Common causes for delay include:

    • Time of day, such as morning or evening rush hours or late-night weekend hours, when traffic is congested and/or demand for service is high;
    • Severe weather, such as heavy rain or snow, which tends to increase demand for service at the same time that weather conditions impede traffic;  and
    • Special requests, such as those for large sedans or wheel-chair accessible vehicles, as these vehicles may be on other calls when the request for service is received.

    Customers who know their location and pick-up time in advance can minimize their chance of delay by calling ahead.  Taxicab companies will accept reservations up to 24 hours or more in advance.  Even a few hours’ advance notice to the taxicab company can be beneficial when these common causes for delay exist.

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    For Prospective Drivers

    Only drivers who hold a current hacker's license issued by Fairfax County may operate a Fairfax County taxicab.  Before an individual can apply to Fairfax County for a hack license, he or she must first contact one of the five authorized taxicab companies and request sponsorship.  A prospective driver will receive an application to apply for a hacker's license when the taxicab company agrees to sponsor him or her. 

    Sponsored individuals may submit their applications to the Regulation and Licensing Branch, located in Suite 127 of the Fairfax County Government Center.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Applicants will be required to complete various forms, pay fees, and pass tests on English comprehension, map reading, and knowledge of Chapter 84.1 of the Fairfax County Code, regarding taxicab regulation.  

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    Questions on taxicab service or county requirements?  Contact us at:
    Office:    703-324-5699, TTY 711
                  703-324-5943, TTY 711
    Fax:       703-653-9457
    Email:     DCCS-RALB@fairfaxcounty.gov


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