5. A taxi owner’s permit authorizes its holder to own one taxi, one limousine or one “de grand luxe” limousine and either operate the automobile personally if the holder of the taxi owner’s permit is also the holder of a taxi driver’s permit, or entrust the operation or custody of the automobile to the holder of a taxi driver’s permit under a leasing contract or a contract of employment providing for a salary or a commission.
A taxi owner’s permit only authorizes private passenger transportation except as provided in section 7. “Private transportation” means transportation where one customer and the persons designated by that customer, or two or more customers in accordance with section 6.1, are given exclusivity of the trip.
No permit may be issued or maintained unless the permit is attached to a taxi, a limousine or a “de grand luxe” limousine. The holder of a taxi owner’s permit who replaces his or her automobile must register the replacement with the Commission des transports du Québec before using the automobile under his or her permit.
Despite the first paragraph, if the automobile used for taxi transportation is completely electrically propelled, the Commission des transports du Québec may authorize the holder of the taxi owner’s permit to own the number of additional completely electrically propelled automobiles that the Commission determines to ensure that the permit holder can continue to offer services while the batteries are being recharged.
2001, c. 15, s. 5; 2016, c. 22, s. 511.