The taxi vehicle’s capacity includes adults, children, and infants. Children/infants are bodies, therefore, they must be counted as passengers.  A taxi operator may choose not to charge the tour fare for a child/infant, however, that is to the driver’s discretion.  In the event of an emergency or accident involving a taxi, actions would be taken for each occupant including a child/infant as well as the adult(s).  All taxi vehicles must have a seating capacity sign posted on the outside of their vehicle (by law).

Report all complaints to the Virgin Taxi Commission.

Chief of Enforcement: 340-693-4211

Executive Director: 340-693-4211

As a United States territory, the official language spoken is English. Spanish is commonly spoken and taught in primary and high schools.

Driving on left is an adaption from our Danish past.

The United States Virgin Islands is a melting pot of residents from throughout the Caribbean and the United States, our workforce reflects our community demographic.

Yes, Vehicles for Hire/taxi cabs are available on the major beaches.

Water Taxis are not currently available, but we are in the process of implementing a water transportation service on St. Thomas to traverse Charlotte Amalie Harbor.

Vehicles for Hire/taxi cabs are not available on Water Island however, all overnight accommodations and tour operator on Water Island provide transportation as needed.

As a United States Territory, only the US dollar is accepted. Local banks can provide currency exchange based on daily exchange rate. Automated teller Machines (ATMs) are available throughout the territory.

Yes, however most Vehicles for Hire/taxi cabs accept cash only. Credit card customers must alert the dispatcher or respective driver of their intent to pay with a credit card prior to boarding the vehicle. The Virgin Islands Taxi Commission is committed to increasing the number of Vehicles for hire/taxi cabs equipped to accept credit cards by 2019.

All Seaports, Airports, major hotels and beaches as well as shopping districts on each island have contracted taxi stands. Independent taxi drivers (non-association drivers) are also available in the shopping districts and at some designated shopping centers. View the map for a list of taxi stands.

The fare per trip is based on distance between each point outlined in in the tariff and are different on each island. Please see tariffs.

Taxi fares are based on the tariffs set by the Virgin Island Taxi Commission for all licensed drivers. Tariff sheets are available on this website, displayed at major taxi concession stands and upon request from your from your driver.

All Vehicles for Hire/taxi cabs must have a Virgin Islands Taxi license plate. Drivers at designated hotels, ports and taxi concessions wear uniforms. However, all licensed drivers are required to display their respective identification badge in their vehicles.

Yes, all pets with the exception of service request animals, must be properly secured in a kenel, case, or other small suitable container.

The taxi vehicle’s capacity includes adults, children, and infants. Children/infants are bodies, therefore, they must be counted as passengers.  A taxi operator may choose not to charge the tour fare for a child/infant, however, that is to the driver’s discretion.  In the event of an emergency or accident involving a taxi, actions would be taken for each occupant including a child/infant as well as the adult(s).  All taxi vehicles must have a seating capacity sign posted on the outside of their vehicle (by law).

The Taxi Cab Commission is a Public Board. Citizens, including drivers, are invited to attend as observers. Agenda items discussed in Executive Session are not open to the public.

The Taxi Cab Commission meets quarterly on the last Thursday of every third month. (pending board discussion and approval)

Only the lease holder is permitted to operate a taxi vehicle under a lease agreement. Anyone with a Class C license can operate the vehicle providing that the operator owns the medallion and vehicle.

Taxi Cab Operators on St. John can bring their vehicles to St. Thomas for maintenance /repair service and personal errands…including grocery shopping, etc.

It is unlawful for taxi Operators on St. Thomas to take their vehicles to St. John with or without passengers.

Licensed Taxi Operators with valid identification can apply at any Frist Bank in the Virgin Islands. Drivers will be required to open a Commercial Checking Account to activate the service.

Any taxi cab driver/operator may visit the Taxi Cab Commission office during business hours and present identification including a valid operator’s badge to obtain the status of pending fees owed.

The expiration date for Business Licenses and Medallions are on the last day of the anniversary month.

Multiple drivers/operators can operate on a single Medallion only when working under a uniform trade name or business license with a notarized letter from the business owner.
All drivers must have an Operators Badge.

Transfer of a medallion between islands is permitted with the approval of the Taxicab Commission. Following the date of the transfer, no medallion can be transferred or offered for sale for a period of five years. If the island of residence remains the same, the Taxicab Transfer of a medallion between islands is permitted with the approval of the Taxicab Commission. Following the date of the transfer, no medallion can be transferred or offered for sale for a period of five years. If the island of residence remains the same, the Taxicab Commission may approve the transfer of a medallion when the applicant provides the necessary documentation and the Commission undoubtedly determines an extreme hardship case exists.

All new safaris must be build by a certified builder and meet highway safety standards.

Please visit our driver forms page for a list of requirements.

Medallion auctions are held in December each year. The exact date of the auction is announced in November. Remember, only veterans are eligible to buy medallions through the auction. All others must purchase their medallions from a veteran.

New medallions are only available to veterans. If you are not a veteran, you may purchase a medallion from a veteran.