Issued by: License Commission
Governed By: Special Acts 1922 ch. 95; Cambridge Regulations & Ordinances, ch. 5.20
Process Length: Approximately three to four weeks
Fee: $10 Police Record Check; $75 Hackney School fee (cash or money order only); $32 one-year license fee
The applicant must sign up for the next Hackney school at the License Commission office, and complete the Police Record Check and Driver's Record Check Requests. The applicant must be a licensed Massachusetts driver for at least one year prior to applying for a license and most present his/her Mass. RMV license when applying.
The applicant must bring a receipt from the License Commission to confirm his or her spot at the Hackney School. The applicant is required to attend each class of the three-night course. If any class is missed, the applicant will not be able to take the Hackney test until that class is made up. Classes are held once a month.
The applicant must take a written examination at the License Commission upon successful completion of the Hackney school. A Driver License application form must be completed by the applicant prior to the day of the test.
Once the applicant passes the test, and the record checks are approved, the applicant must find a licensed medallion owner for whom to drive. The employer must then sign off on the Employment Form.
Once the License Commission receives the Employment Form, a one-year license will be issued. The applicant must pay a $32 fee for the one-year license.