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Ambulance/Gurney Vehicles

Any 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 Process

The 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

Application Fee

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. 

Annual Fees Amount
NEMT Permit Regulatory Fee  $342.00
Business License Tax  $147.04 per vehicle
State ADA Fee $4.00

NEMT Permit Application 

Applications can be submitted in person to Business License from 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

City of Long Beach
411 W. Ocean Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone number: (562) 570-6211
Fax number: (562) 570-5099
Email: LBBIZ@longbeach.gov

 Applications must be completely filled out and include all applicable attachments. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Permit Application