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Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Ambulette Registration Requirement

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) requires all for-hire passenger carriers, regardless of the size of the vehicle or passenger capacity, to obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN/PUCO number). Although ambulances and taxis are exempt, the following are required to obtain a CPCN/PUCO Number (see below):

  • Charter bus
  • Nursing home
  • Ambulette

Ambulette agencies should contact the PUCO for information on registering their service and vehicles or other related questions at:

PUCO Transportation Department
(800) 686-8277