- A limousine is a luxury passenger automobile with a seating capacity for not more than 15 people, including the driver, does not have a meter, and either has a chassis and wheelbase that has been stretched, or is a sedan or SUV that the manufacturer promotes as a luxury automobile, or is a sedan or SUV with an original manufacturer's suggested retail price or present fair market value in excess of $25,000.
- A limousine does not include a bus, a pickup truck, taxicab, truck, or multi-purpose vehicle (MPV).
- A certificate of insurance is required
- Limousine plates are mandatory for limousines operated for other than personal use. A person who operates a limousine for personal use may also apply.
Permit and Inspection Requirements
For-hire limousine services must obtain a permit and have an annual inspection through the Department of Transportation, Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations (OFCVO)
The OFCVO can be contacted at:
Local: (651) 215-6330
, select option 3
- The applicant must submit a certificate of insurance verifying that a valid insurance policy is in effect.
- The name of the insurance company and policy number are also required.
- Limousine operators must comply with the insurance requirements in Minn. R. 8855.0300, 8855.0400, and 8855.0700 to 8855.0800 and Minn. Stat. §§ 168.128, 221.141 and 65B.135.
- PLEASE NOTE: As of July 1, 2014, the minimum aggregate insurance amount increased to $1,500,000 per accident, per vehicle.
Can you transfer the plates? Yes, to another limousine owned by the same person/company. There is a $5 plate transfer rfee due and owner needs to provide a certificate of insurance for the vehicle the plates are being transferred to.
Limousine plates cannot be retained by the new owner upon sale of the limousine. The new owner must apply for their own limousine plates.
Registration Tax: Passenger class registration tax is collected for limousine plates