Welcome to DC GloveBox, the official blog of the Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV). Here you’ll find a  hub for information pertaining to the vehicle for-hire industry whether you are a driver or passenger in the district.

For additional information on the DFHV, please visit dfhv.dc.gov.


We understand that your time is valuable and we aim to make the most common driver information easily accessible. DC GloveBox readily keeps pertinent instruction and documentation regarding, registration, licensing, H-tags and more! See our “For Drivers” section on the homepage.


As a passenger in DC, there is much to know. From the varying neighborhoods of DC, to the best way to get around during rush hour. At the DFHV, we aim to adequately serve both passengers and drivers alike, seeing that each have excellent and seamless travel experiences. To expand your Washington DC transit knowledge, visit “For Passengers” on the homepage.


We have exciting new programs in motion at the DFHV. Since the installment of the Ernest Chrappah our Director, the  district’s vehicle-for-hire industry has begun a significant transformation into the future, bringing cutting-edge technology to everyday transit.

Take a look at the Evolution of the Ride


The DFHV is working hard to create superior transit and customer experiences in DC. We our humble and grateful to say that our recent advancements have been featured in several press platforms. To view the articles we’ve been featured in, see “DFHV News” on the homepage.


Among our efforts to make information available to you, we invite you to tune in to our podcast, “DC GloveBox”, an arena for news, info and open discussion on relevant transit topics. You can find our podcast at the bottom of the homepage.

  •  DFHV Dashboard and Statistical Data Sets

The Department of For-Hire Vehicles dashboard and statistical data sets are available. Information about the District’s vehicle-for-hire industry is listed on the following 10 charts and reports.

Report 1 – Vehicles by type: Private Sedans, Licensed Taxicabs, and Licensed Luxury Class Vehicles.

Report 2 – Taxicab Fares Collected.

Report 3 – Licensed Taxicab and Luxury Class Drivers.

Report 4 – Licensed Taxicab and Luxury Class Vehicles

Report 5 – Lost and Found.

Report 6 – Customer Complaints Against For-Hire Operators and Companies filed with DFHV.

Report 7 – Tickets Against For-Hire Operator issued by DFHV.

Report 8 – Trips by Type.

Report 9 – Interactive Map: Trips by Ward and Time-of-Day.

Report 10 – Surcharges Generated for the District.

Department of For-Hire Vehicles External Dashboard (click here to open in a new window)




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