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Instructions for Getting Livery Plates

Every limousine operated by a charter-party carrier is required to get a special license plate commonly referred to as a livery plate from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The legal definition of a "limousine" includes any sedan or SUV, of either standard or extended length, with a seating capacity of 10 or fewer including the driver.  So under the law any type of car or SUV is considered a limousine if it meets the legal definition.

Follow these steps to get a livery plate.

  1. Registered your vehicle with the DMV as a “commercial vehicle”.
  2. Download PL664 Equipment Statement form.
  3. Mail or fax to the CPUC the completed PL664 form AND a copy of the commercial vehicle registration for each vehicle you are adding:

You can scan and email the documents to:

Or Mail to:

License Section

California Public Utilities Commission

505 Van Ness Ave

San Francisco, CA 94102


Or Fax to: 415-703-2536

It may take 10-14 business days for documents to be processed.




Last Modified: 4/23/2014

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