Ambulance/Gurney VehiclesAny vehicle transporting sick, disabled or injured persons for compensation over the streets of the City is required to obtain a permit. These vehicles are typically referred to as ambulances, wheelchair vans, or gurney vans.
The permit required is known as a Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Permit.
Long Beach Municipal Code Chapter 5.80.035
NEMT Permit Application ProcessThe application process typically takes 4-6 weeks to complete.
|Step 1||Drop off or mail the NEMT application along with the application fees to Business License at City Hall.|
|Step 2||Business License staff will review the application for completeness and process the payment for the application fees.|
|Step 3||Once complete, the application will be routed to Fire, Hazmat, Risk Management, and Planning (if located within the City) for their approvals.|
|Step 4||Once approved, the application will be routed to the City Attorney to prepare the NEMT permits.|
|Step 5||Once prepared, the permits must be signed by the business owner(s) and returned back to Business License.|
|Step 6||Once the signed permits have been received, the permits will be routed to the City Attorney and City Manager for signature.|
|Step 7||After the permits are finalized and all taxes and fees are paid, the permits and decals will be mailed to the business.|
NEMT Permit Taxes & Fees
The initial application fee to process the NEMT permit application is $748. A check for the application fees must be submitted along with the application in order for the application to be processed.
Annual Taxes & Fees
The NEMT business will also be required to pay annual regulatory fees and taxes.
|NEMT Permit Regulatory Fee||$342.00|
|Business License Tax||$147.04 per vehicle|
|State ADA Fee||$4.00|
NEMT Permit Application
Applications must be completely filled out and include all applicable attachments. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Permit Application