Cab fares in the city of Detroit are set by ordinance. The current fare is $2.50 per trip plus $1.60 per mile. Taxicab meters are set and inspected annually to ensure proper calculation. Drivers cannot adjust the meters, and must operate them according to set procedures of the law.

Vehicles for hire picking up within the city limits of Detroit are required to have a Detroit Bond Plate attached to the vehicle. In addition, drivers are required to secure a PV (Public Vehicle) license. Riders should never hail a vehicle that does not have these two important items.

Any questions regarding these regulations may be addressed to the Checker Cab General Manager.