For-hire endorsement

A for-hire endorsement may be issued to Indiana residents who are at least 18 years of age and have held a valid driver’s license for more than one year. A for-hire endorsement does not allow the license holder to operate a commercial motor vehicle.

A for-hire endorsement provides the license holder privileges to operate a motor vehicle that:

  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating of at least 16,000 pounds, but not more than 26,000 pounds, and used to transport property; or
  • Is designed to transport less than 16 passengers, including the driver, and used to transport passengers for-hire.

The following are not considered transporting for-hire:

  • Operating a medical services vehicle
  • Transporting a recreational vehicle before the first retail sale of the recreational vehicle when:
  • The gross vehicle weight of the recreational vehicle is not more than 26,000 pounds; or
  • The gross combination weight of the recreational vehicle and towed recreational vehicle is not more than 26,000 pounds, and the weight of the towed recreational vehicle is not greater than 10,000 pounds
  • Operating a motor vehicle with a gross weight of less than 16,000 pounds and used to transport property for-hire

If you want to add a for-hire endorsement to your current Indiana driver’s license, you must pass a standard vision screening and the for-hire knowledge examination.

TRANSFERRING YOUR OUT-OF-STATE CHAUFFEUR’S LICENSE, PPC LICENSE, OR FOR-HIRE ENDORSEMENT

New Indiana residents who hold a valid public passenger chauffeur’s license, chauffeur’s license, for-hire endorsement, or equivalent from another state may transfer their driver’s license or endorsement to their Indiana driver’s license after passing a knowledge exam based on the Indiana Driver’s Manual .

HOW LONG IS MY FOR-HIRE ENDORSEMENT VALID?

Your for-hire endorsement is valid for the same period of validity as your driver’s license.

RENEWING YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE

If you currently hold a PPC or chauffeur’s license, you may renew or amend your driver’s license at a BMV branch and obtain an operator’s license with a for-hire endorsement. If you need to replace your PPC or chauffeur’s license, you will need to visit a BMV branch and obtain an operator’s license with a for-hire endorsement.

Still Have Questions? Contact the BMV