School Vehicle Operator (Company) Application

Vehicles for Hire Permitting and Enforcement - ARAVFH1020
Contact
Administration & Regulatory Affairs
Vehicles for Hire Permitting and Enforcement

Physical Address:
1002 Washington Ave., 1st floor
Houston, TX 77002

832.394.8803
832.395.9632
8 am to 4 pm
Plan Review
Not Required
Inspection
Not Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
$118.58
Admin fee
$29.64
Renewal fee
$118.58
Valid Period
5 years
Processing Time
2-5 business days

About

Application for a school vehicle operator permit.

After Approval

Approved applications trigger the need for an inspection, permit of a school vehicle and a school vehicle driver's license.

Conditions & Exceptions

Renewals are required every 5 years and on amendment.

Statutory Authority
What You Need
  • Vehicle-for-Hire License/Permit (Non-Taxicab) Application Packet, including:
    • Traffic warrant check from Municipal Courts
    • Proof of insurance: ACORD 25 form from your insurance agent
    • Criminal history check: certain items in a 10-year history may require a hearing to authorize or deny. The hearing is conducted in compliance with the Texas Occupations Code standards. 
    • Listing of all schools to be served
    • Listing of all drivers
  • Method of payment: cash, check, cashier’s check, money order, or debit/credit card
Apply in Person
  1. Bring the completed application packet and payment to the Houston Permitting Center.
  2. Obtain a numbered ticket from the Information Desk. Please wait in the lobby until your number is called.
Additional Resources
What You Need
  • Vehicle-for-Hire License/Permit (Non-Taxicab) Application Packet, including:
    • Traffic warrant check from Municipal Courts
    • Proof of insurance: ACORD 25 form from your insurance agent
    • Criminal history check: certain items in a 10-year history may require a hearing to authorize or deny. The hearing is conducted in compliance with the Texas Occupations Code standards. 
    • Listing of all schools to be served
    • Listing of all drivers
  • Method of payment: cash, check, cashier’s check, money order, or debit/credit card
Renew in Person
  1. Bring the completed application packet and payment to the Houston Permitting Center.
  2. Obtain a numbered ticket from the Information Desk. Please wait in the lobby until your number is called.
Additional Resources