The Public Transport Unit invites individuals to become a transport provider.
There are six categories of Public Transport permits: Taxi, Tour, Omnibus, Watersports, Contract Hire/School Bus and Limousine.
Applicants must be 21 years or over to be eligible to apply. Operators must be Caymanian.
Once you have determined what category you wish to apply for, please follow the following steps.
If you are not successful, step one may be repeated. The opportunity is granted to review your test paper on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Once you have obtained a score of 70% or above, you are eligible to collect an application form at the PTU Office to proceed with your application.
There are two different applications:
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
After submitting a complete application to the PTU for processing, collect your receipt.
Once your application is considered by the Public Transport Board (PTB), you will be notified in writing of the Board's decision.
Your vehicle must be presented to PTU for inspection. It must receive a passing grade before you can move on to step two.
Submit a renewal application before the deadline as specified on the homepage of this website.
If you are successful in your efforts to renew your permit, PTU will notify you when your ID is ready for collection.
Categories of vehicles as specified under the law include:
There are six categories of Public Transport permits: Taxi, Tour, Omnibus, Watersports, Contract Hire/School Bus and Limousine
Omnibus - a vehicle constructed or capable of being used for the carriage of more than nine persons, excluding the driver, which is licensed to carry passengers on a fare-paying basis or by private arrangement on a designated route approved by the Public Transport Board.
School vehicle – a vehicle used for the conveyance of school children for hire or reward.
Taxi - a vehicle constructed and used for the carriage of not more than fifteen persons, excluding the driver, which is permitted to stand or ply for casual hire for the conveyance of passengers and their luggage.