The Transportation Section of the PUC regulates several industries including:
Common carriers: such as taxis, sightseeing vehicles, shuttles, and charter services.
Limited regulation carriers and Large-Market Taxicab Services (LMTs). Limited regulation carriers include luxury limousines, charter buses, off-road scenic charters, and children’s activity buses.
Transportation Network Companies (TNCs): such as Lyft, Uber, HopSkipDrive, and River North Transit.
For more information on carrier types, please click here.
Scheduling an appointment:
The PUC offices are open by appointment only and must be made no later than 3 p.m. the day prior to the appointment.
To schedule an appointment, please click here. Please continue using online services or you may contact the PUC at: 1560 Broadway, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80202, or via email at: email@example.com, or via telephone at 303-894-2000.
Effective June 28, 2021, HB21-1206 modified § 40-10.1-301 and 302 C.R.S., removing the requirement for Medicaid transportation providers to obtain a Medicaid Client Transport (MCT) permit. The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF) is now responsible for the oversight of newly enrolling and revalidating Medicaid transportation providers. For additional information and guidance:
Non-Medical Transportation (NMT): https://hcpf.colorado.gov/nmt
Non-Emergent Medical Transportation (NEMT): https://hcpf.colorado.gov/non-emergent-medical-transportation
As of March 2, 2022, there is no longer a maximum age of motor vehicle requirement for passenger-carrying motor vehicles, according to PUC Decision Number: R21-0771, in Proceeding Number: 21R-0359TR. Please refer to amended Rules 6117 and 6305 for more information.
As of July 1, 2022, transportation carriers will be allowed to assess credit card surcharges , in addition to all other fees/charges approved by the Commission. This is based on statutory changes, especially to § 5-2-212, C.R.S, pursuant to Senate Bill 21-091. The PUC encourages stakeholders to review this legislation, and the updated statute(s), to view the extent of the changes and how they are correctly applied.
- NEW or RENEW ANNUAL PERMIT (see Lawful Presence link below)
- Common Carrier info
- Contract Carrier info
- Household Goods Carrier info
- Limited Regulation and Large Market Taxi info (limos &, buses)
- Towing Carriers info
- Transportation Network Companies info
- Full Transportation Type List
- FAQs for passenger carriers