In most cases the transportation of passengers for compensation requires operating authority from the PUC.
Applicants for a TCP permit or certificate file an application with the License Section. You may download this application packet.
The application filing fee is $1,000, except for a Class A charter-party carrier certificate, which requires a filing fee of $1,500.
The filing fee must accompany your application.
Carriers authorized under a PUC-issued certificate or permit to serve an airport may do so only with the approval of the airport authority involved. Prospective applicants for operating authority are urged to contact the airport(s) involved to learn whether additional carriers are being allowed to operate on airport property and what the airport’s requirements are.
The Commission collects from each licensed carrier a fee based on the carrier’s gross intrastate operating revenue. Currently the fee is ¼ of 1% of revenue. Carriers with annual revenue or $100,000 or less remit the fee annually together with a flat fee of $25. All other carriers remit the fee on a quarterly basis accompanied by a flat fee of $10. Late-filed reports are subject to a 25% penalty.