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Limousine - Safety Inspection
Department of Transportation issues Limousine Certificate of
Authorities to persons/entities that operate limousines for-hire on
A. NAME OF PERMIT OR APPROVAL:
Limousine Safety Inspection (Update an expired inspection)
B. STATUTORY AUTHORITY:
Limousine Transportation Act, Public Act 271 of 1990, as amended. MCL 257.1901-1939
C. APPLICABLE REGULATION:
Regulations Adopted: None
D. SUMMARY OF PERMIT/APPROVAL PROCESS:
1. Applicability (activities that require the permit)
Any vehicle, regardless of body style, designed or used to transport 15
passengers or less (including the driver) where the public can hire the carrier
to transport a passenger over the public highways of the state of
This process is to replace expired safety inspections with newly completed inspections for limousines already registered to operate under an authority.
2. Pre-Application Requirements
Each limousine must have an annual safety inspection conducted by a currently certified mechanic at a registered repair facility on an MDOT form 3049 or 3049E http://mdotwas1.mdot.state.mi.us/public/webforms/public/3049E.pdf If there is more than one vehicle, each vehicle requires its own inspection form. If a vehicle does NOT pass the inspection, it must be repaired and re-inspected as necessary to pass an inspection. Vehicles that fail the inspection cannot be registered.
Every passed inspection is valid for one (1) year. Repair facility and mechanics requirements are on page 2 of the form. Copies of the vehicle safety inspection form can also be received by calling (517) 241-0679 or (517) 241-0680.
3. Application Submission Requirements
A. Forward Safety Inspection form(s) to the address listed below. Since the vehicle already should have the required dated registration decal affixed to the window, you will not receive anything from this department, however the vehicle databases will indicate the vehicle is authorized for you to operate.
4. Procedures and Time-Frame for Obtaining Permit or Approval
5. Operational Requirements
Each limousine operated by the limousine carrier shall pass an annual safety inspection which meets the department's specifications for safe operating character and condition and display a current registration decal.
Each motor carrier thru their insurance provider shall maintain and provide continuous insurance coverage as required by the Limousine Transportation Act.
7. Appeal Process
8. Public Input Opportunities
September 15, 2010
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