Online Checking System for Hire Car Permit

The existing law stipulates provisions on the use of private cars for the carriage of passengers for hire or reward. According to section 52(3) of the Road Traffic Ordinance (Cap. 374), no person shall drive or use a private car; or suffer or permit a private car to be driven or used for the carriage of passengers for hire or reward unless a hire car permit (HCP) is in force in respect of the vehicle.

More about HCP

Using illegal hire car services can put passengers at risk as the vehicle’s third party insurance may be invalid if there is an accident. By using the Transport Department’s Online Checking System for Hire Car Permit, you can check whether a private car with a particular registration mark has been issued with a valid HCP for carriage of passengers for hire or reward in advance of an intended journey.

How to Use Online Checking System for Hire Car Permit

No registration is required for this service. Simply visit the website below and input at most five registration marks each time to check whether the vehicles concerned have been issued with valid HCPs. Results will be generated automatically.

Access Online Checking System for Hire Car Permit
Last review date: May 2017