The city of Los Angeles' Department of Transportation mandates standard taxi cab rates within city limits, and passengers may view the most up-to-date rate ordinance in PDF format through the agency's website, LADOT.LACity.org. Alternatively, passengers can check approximate taxi cab fares in Los Angeles through websites such as TaxiFareFinder.com.
As of September 2015, Los Angeles' most recent taxi rate ordinance was enacted in May 2011. The rate ordinance outlines how much taxi companies may charge for initial passenger pick up, additional distance or time, airport surcharges and flat-rate trips.
TaxiFareFinder.com estimates total taxi fare in real-time based on a passenger's specific starting point and destination, though actual fares may vary depending on weather, traffic and construction.