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.
- Registered your vehicle with the DMV as a “commercial vehicle”.
- Download PL664 Equipment Statement form.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Mail to:
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.