Transportation Charter Party

Transportation Charter Party (TCP)

TCP Permit:

All TCP carriers that conduct business at LAX (i.e. pick-up passengers) are required to have a current executed license agreement with the Department of Airports, display a valid vehicle decal and have a functioning Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) transponder affixed to each vehicle.

Operating with an invalid vehicle transponder and/or expired decal are violations of the LAX Ground Transportation Rules and Regulations and subject to citation and vehicle impound.

Frequently Asked Questions
New Agreements
Re-Decal Update
Circuit Billing and Trip Tickets
Forms and Documents
Ground Transportation Permit Services
LAX Ground Transportation Rules and Regulations

Transactions (e.g. update your account, remit fees, add/delete vehicle, updated transponder, cancel your account) are all being handled remotely. Contact us by email at or phone at 424-646-6460.

Your email/voicemail must include company name, company CPUC number, contact name and phone number, and the reason for your request Staff will contact you within two business days. Do not come to the office for walk-in or unscheduled services.



Re-Decal Update:

These TCP decals are required beginning April 1, 2021. Operators that completed the 2020 re-decal online were issued their new vehicle decals.

Decal 2021 TCP LAX


The 2021 re-decal process has begun and will follow this schedule. Instructions on using the online re-decal program can be accessed by clicking

TCP Shedule

If your company was inactive or is suspended due to outstanding fees, ‘not approved’ insurance, inactive CPUC permit, or other reasons, you must resolve the issue(s) first. Contact the office if you do not receive an email notice from “SmartIQ” in the month assigned with a link to the application process.

Operating Requirements

All ground transportation operators must keep their accounts in compliance. That means:

  • Payment of yearly $150 annual Administrative Fee
  • Payment of monthly circuit fees
  • Keeping your business documents/certifications current
  • Maintaining CPUC “active” status, and
  • Maintaining “approved” insurance status with LAWA’s Risk Management


New Agreements:

Charter Party Carrier Application Checklist & Instructions. When you have all documents ready to apply for a new Non-Exclusive License Agreement (NELA), visit the online portal at

Click here for a Step by Step assistance document.

Circuit Billing and Trip Tickets

Operators are receiving monthly notices to pay trip ticket/access fees for pickup trips made in the LAX Central Terminal Area (CTA). The Charter Trip Ticket booths at the Commercial Vehicle Holding Lot are closed until further notice. You can conveniently pay your charges using the link included in your billing notice. If you have billing questions, email Your email should include your company name, CPUC number, contact name, phone number, and the reason for your request.

All trips into the LAX Central Terminal Area are being billed monthly directly to the Operator via email. The monthly billing email is sent out within the first two weeks of the following month. All bills are due immediately upon receipt. Payments can be made conveniently online by credit card; using our online payment system or by mail via company check or money order. Failure to pay may result in suspension and/or termination of the NELA and authority to operate at LAX. The GT Billing payment portal is for trip fees only. For questions, email


Documents & Forms

LAX Ground Transportation Rules and Regulations

Operators and their drivers are responsible for knowing and abiding by the LAX Ground Transportation Rules and Regulations. (download here Violations may result in citation and vehicle impound.


Ground Transportation Permit Services

7301 World Way West, 1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (424) 646-6460
Fax: (424) 646-9253

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
No public counter hours. Transactions are completed by email or phone.

For transponder replacement, please use our online appointment scheduling system

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