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GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY MCCD, REGULATIONS COMPLIANCE P.O. Box 1456 ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30371 (404) 624-7244 OR (404) 624-7243

APPLICATION FOR A PASSENGER PERMIT (CHARTER OPERATIONS)

This permit allows you to transport passengers and charge per vehicle, flat rate, or hourly (charter service).

These are instructions for applying for a Passenger Permit.

It will take about nine (9) to twelve (12) weeks to process an application from the time DPS receives it, until the time it is approved. MOTOR CARRIER CANNOT OPERATE UNTIL A PERMIT IS RECEIVED FROM DPS; TO DO OTHERW ISE IS A VIOLATION OF GEORGIA LAW .

Also, motor carriers applying for Passenger Certificates and Permits must have their vehicles inspected by DPS before they begin motor carrier operations. This is also an annual requirement.

1. Complete, sign, and have the application notarized 2. The application must be accompanied by a cashier's check, certified

check, or money order, for the amount of $75.00 made payable to the Georgia Department of Public Safety. Non certified funds such as company checks and personal checks are not accepted. Also, please do not submit cash. 3. If Incorporated attach a copy of the Articles of Incorporation and a copy of the

Certificate of Incorporation from the Secretary of State's office.

4. If a Limited Liability Company, attach a copy of the Articles of Organization and

copy of the Certificate of Organization from the Secretary of State's Office.

5. All owners, partners, and officers must complete the Consent for Background

Investigation forms and obtain a statewide background check from their state of

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residence, and subsequently submit the background reports to the Georgia Department of Public Safety. Said reports can be purchased from your local sheriff department or police departments. NOTE: Georgia Residents must complete a Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) background check. 6. If you are operating solely within the state of Georgia (not crossing state lines) with vehicles in excess of 10,000 lbs., Gross Vehicle W eight Rating (GVWR), you must also obtain a Georgia USDOT Number from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; . The telephone number is: (855) 406-5221 or (678) 284-5130.The specific form required to obtain a Georgia USDOT Number is the MCS-150 (Motor Carrier Identification Number) form. This form may be here: 7. If you are operating solely within Georgia you must register your vehicles under the Georgia Intrastate Motor Carrier (GIMC) Program with the Georgia Department of Public Safety. You can register online at: 8. If the passenger capacity of the vehicle is 16 or more including the driver, operators must obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a Passenger endorsement from the Department of Driver Services (DDS). The telephone number is: (678) 413-8400. Email: 9. Have your insurance company submit a Form E (Commercial Liability & Property Damage Insurance) to the Georgia Department of Public Safety. The forms may be mailed to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, MCCD Regulations Compliance, P.O. Box 1456, Atlanta, Georgia 30371, or faxed to DPS at 404-624-7246.

10. Provide proof of compliance with Georgia's Worker's Compensation laws, if applicable

11. Attend a training class on the laws of Georgia and the rules and regulations of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. Upon receipt of your application, you will receive a date, time, and place of this training.

12. Contact the Department of Public Safety to schedule your vehicles for a safety inspection performed by a MCCD officer at (404) 624-7244. This is an annual requirement for passenger carriers.

13. All owners, partners, and officers must submit a current "Certified" 3-Year Driver's History Report (MVR) to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) with this application. The "Certified" Driver's History Report can be obtained in person from one of the Department of Driver Services (DDS) Customer Service Centers located throughout the state; you may download a copy of the necessary form from our website at . Also, a Certified copy of may be ordered online at . Non-certified copies of the MVR will not be accepted.

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Note: You must obtain Commercial Liability/Property damage insurance for your vehicles at the prescribed minimum limits listed below:

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

Vehicle Seating Capacity

12 Passenger Capacity or less Over 12 Passenger Capacity

Limit for bodily injury to or death of one person

Limit of bodily injuries to or death of all persons injured or killed in any one accident (subject to a maximum of $100,000 for bodily injuries or death of one person)

Limit for loss or damage in any one accident to property of others

(Excluding cargo)

$100,000

$300,000

$50,000

$100,000

$500,000

$50,000

Contact the Georgia Department of Public Safety, MCCD Regulations Compliance if you have any questions: (404) 624-7243.

Notify the Georgia Department of Public Safety, MCCD-Regulations Compliance Section in writing when adding vehicles to your fleet. Provide name of company, type of vehicle, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), passenger capacity, and how you will be charging your customers. Also contact your insurance company and request submission of the Accord Certificate of Liability and vehicle declaration page to verify that the vehicle(s) has been added to your commercial liability and property damage insurance. These forms may be mailed to the address on the first page of the application, or faxed to (404) 624-7246, MCCD-Regulations Compliance Section.

Notify the Georgia Department of Public in writing for change of address or business telephone number. Also, contact same for proper procedures on changing the name of your company.

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GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY MCCD, REGULATIONS COMPLIANCE P.O. Box 1456 ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30371 (404) 624-7244 OR (404) 624-7243

Please Read & Be Advised:

PROHIBITION AGAINST CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES BY PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 21:

The Georgia Department of Public Safety wishes to provide all carriers and drivers with the following important information. It is illegal for persons under the age of 21 to consume alcohol while being transported by a carrier. (Ref: OCGA 40-1-160). Pursuant to O.C.G.A. ? 3-3-23, it is illegal to furnish alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21. Passenger carriers are required to comply with the following statutes:

O.C.G.A. ? 3-3-23(a): Except as otherwise authorized by law:

(1) No person knowingly, directly or through another person, shall furnish, cause to be furnished, or permit any person in such person's employ to furnish any alcoholic beverage to any person under 21 years of age...;

(h) In any case where a reasonable or prudent person could reasonably be in doubt as to whether or not the person to whom an alcoholic beverage is to be sold or otherwise furnished is actually 21 years of age or older, it shall be the duty of the person selling or otherwise furnishing such alcoholic beverage to request to see and to be furnished with proper identification as provided for in subsection (d) of this Code section in order to verify the age of such person.

Failing to adhere to this prohibition by any certificated or permitted carrier may result criminal prosecution and/or civil penalties. Additionally, carriers violating this provision may have their Certificates and/or Permits revoked by the Department.

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GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY MCCD, REGULATIONS COMPLIANCE P.O. Box 1456 ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30371 (404) 624-7244 OR (404) 624-7243

APPLICATION FOR A PASSENGER PERMIT TO OPERATE AS A PASSENGER CARRIER (Charter) within the State of Georgia in the transportation of passengers and their baggage hereinafter set forth, in intrastate commerce. Please type application or print legibly.

Applicant's Legal Name

(Your Name)

DBA Name

(If applicable)

Company Name (as it appears on insurance filings) USDOT or GA DOT Number Business Address (physical address)

Email Address

City Mailing Address (if different from above)

County

State

Zip Code

City

County

State

Zip

Code

Business Telephone Number Cell Phone Number

Business Fax Number Other Phone Number

Are you a citizen of the United States? Yes

No

If "No," you must provide federal documentation, verified by the U.S. Department of Homeland

Security, of your lawful presence in the U.S. under federal immigration law.

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APPLICANT REPREESENTATIVE'S INFORMATION (To whom inquiries may be made. If you are representing yourself, enter name and address here)

Name

Street Address

City

County

State

Zip

Code

Business Phone Number

Business Fax Number

Cell Phone Number

Email Address

Application is hereby made on the basis of statements hereinafter set forth for a PERMIT to operate as a motor carrier, for hire, transporting passengers and their baggage in intrastate commerce in Georgia.

Section One: Organization

Application is for: INDIVIDUAL CORPORATION PARTNERSHIP LLC

Actual State of Incorporation:

If a corporation, complete information below and attach a copy of certificate and articles of incorporation or organization from the Secretary of State or other agency in state where incorporated which shows approval of corporate name, directors, and stockholders.

NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF OFFICERS

President

Address

Vice President

Treasurer

Address Address

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