A DC digital dispatch service bond is required from all taxi and black car dispatch operators that wish to do business in the District. Per the Department of of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV), "A surety bond is only required for a DDS with both booking and payment services: DDS for Taxicab; An original surety bond of one-hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) payable to the D.C. Treasurer and effective during DDS licensing period and for one (1) year thereafter. The bond must be issued using the [approved] form. DDS for Black Cars and Private Sedans; An original surety bond of two-hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) payable to the D.C. Treasurer and effective during the licensing period and for one (1) year thereafter. One bond may be provided for multiple classes of service; e.g., if the DDS dispatches both taxicabs and private sedans, it may provide one bond of $350,000 rather than two separate bonds."
The surety obligation is a compliance guarantee of DC Title 31, however there are some specific requirements of for-hire operators which can create a problem for both the operator and the surety. Applicants should carefully review the statutory requirements and administrative codes that regulate the DDS business in the District.
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