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FAQs - Driver - Renewal (One Year License)

• What do I need to do to renew my one (1) year probationary TLC driver’s license?
• Can I renew my TLC driver’s license online?
• Can I plead guilty to and pay the fine amount on a summons or pay a summons amount due online?
• What is the Continuing Education Requirement for Medallion Taxicab (Yellow & Green Taxicab) Drivers?
• How often do I need to renew my Defensive Driving Course? 
• If I am not granted a license, will I get a refund? 
• What do I need to do to have my TLC license replaced if it is lost or stolen or mutilated/damaged?
• What do I need to do to update my new name change on my TLC license? 
• What do I need to do to update my photo on my TLC license? 
• How do I let the TLC know that I recently moved? 
• My TLC license was mailed but I have not received it. What do I do?
• Can I change my For-Hire Vehicle (FHV) Driver License to a Medallion Driver License?
• How does Workers’ Compensation affect my TLC driver’s license?
• Where can I go to obtain Vehicle Insurance information?
• I am having problems with a vehicle insurance claim with a TLC licensee and would like to file a complaint. What do I do?
• How can I check the Lists of Current TLC Licensees?
• How can I find a List of Street Hail Violator Summonses (closed and guilty only) for TLC Licensees ? 
• How can I find out the status of my DMV license? 
• What do I need to know about the interim (anniversary) Drug Test and Renewing Drug Test?


• What do I need to do to renew my one (1) year probationary TLC driver’s license?

For a list of all one (1) year TLC driver renewal requirements, fees and how you can submit your renewal application, please click on Probationary Driver Renewal Checklist and Probationary Letter.

Probationary licensees must fulfill the following requirements in addition to the requirements listed on the checklist indicated above:

  • Take your drug test within thirty (30) days of the expiration date on your TLC driver license.  Please click on Drug Test Information Sheet for additional information.
  • You must have a current and up to date NYS DMV certified (6) hour Defensive Driving Course on the date you submit your renewal application.  The course must be repeated every three (3) years to remain current.  For a list of NYS DMV Certified Defensive Driving Course providers, please click on Defensive Driving Requirements.

    Please visit the DMV’s website at http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/pirp.htm and http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/broch/c32a.htm for additional information.  
  • ”Yellow” Taxicab Drivers ONLY are required to complete the Continuing Education Course before the expiration date on your license. To obtain a listing of TLC approved sites, please click on Continuing Education Schools.

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• Can I renew my TLC driver’s license online?

Yes, holders of a TLC issued Driver’s license can now pay their renewal fee online. A payment made using this service does not mean that your license will be approved for renewal. You must still meet all license renewal requirements by the expiration date of your license for your license to be renewed. If you do not meet all license requirements by the expiration date of your license your application will be denied. If you have additional supporting documents that are needed to renew your license you must mail your renewal form along with any additional supporting documents to the address listed on the envelope sent to you in your renewal package. Failure to provide all required documents will result in the denial of your license application. If you would like to make your renewal payment online, please click here.

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• Can I plead guilty to and pay the fine amount on a summons or pay a summons amount due online?

Yes, Summonses that were previously payable by mail may now also be paid on line by going to the TLC web site and accessing our on-line transaction system.  Anyone who has been issued a summons that is payable by mail (no personal appearance is required) may use this system to plead guilty to or pay a summons balance online.

The online system will allow you to search for a specific summons or for all outstanding summonses that are associated with a specific license.

Once the outstanding summonses appear you will be able to check off and then plead guilty to those summonses that you wish to pay.

After summons selection is completed you will be taken to a secure payment site where you can pay by either Credit Card or e-Check (Note: There is a small service charge for credit card payments).

Once the transaction has been completed a receipt will be sent via email, as a record of what summonses were paid for. To plead guilty to or pay the balance due on a summons online, please click here.

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• What is the Continuing Education Requirement for Medallion Taxicab (Yellow & Green Taxicab) drivers?

  • All Medallion Taxicab drivers MUST complete a four (4) hour Continuing Education Course by the expiration date of the probationary (first year) license.  If you do not complete this course, you will not be issued a license.
  • You MUST complete the course before renewing your TLC driver’s license. 

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• How often do I need to renew my Defensive Driving Course? 

Please click on Defensive Driving Requirements to obtain additional information.

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• If I am not granted a license, will I get a refund? 

NO. All Fees are Non-Refundable. You do not get the money returned to you, regardless of whether your renewal application is approved or not.

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• What do I need to do to have my TLC license replaced if it is lost or stolen or mutilated/damaged? 

If your TLC license has been lost or stolen, you must obtain a replacement TLC credential. There are four (4) easy steps that you need to follow. Please Click Here for more information. Please read the Instruction Sheet carefully.

Note 1: You will need to take a special form with you to the police precinct nearest to where the incident occurred.  You can print out this form by clicking on Lost or Stolen Credential Police Memo.

Note 2: You will need to bring another special form – completed and signed – to our LIC facility.  This form is available by clicking on Lost/Stolen or Damaged/Mutilated Credential Form

Note 3: If your TLC license has been mutilated or damaged, you will need to bring with you a completed and signed Lost/Stolen or Damaged/Mutilated Credential Form to our LIC facility. For more detailed information and instructions, please click here

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• What do I need to do to update my new name change on my TLC license? 

For information on how to change your name on file with the TLC, please click here

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• What do I need to do to update my photo on my TLC license? 

For information on how to update a photo on a TLC license, please click here

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• How do I let the TLC know that I recently moved? 

To notify the TLC that you have moved you must submit a completed Change of Address Form in one (1) of two (2) ways:

  • You can submit a Change of Address in person at our Long Island City Facility located at: 32-02 Queens Blvd, 2nd floor or;

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• My TLC license was mailed but I have not received it. What do I do?

If you have not received your TLC license in the mail, you must obtain a replacement.

You will need to wait 10 days from the date your license was mailed out.
After 10 days, please visit our LIC facility located at 32-02 Queens Blvd 2nd floor LIC, NY 11101 to submit an Affirmation Form completed and signed and ALL required documents listed on the Instruction sheet.

DRIVERS ONLY - If you have an out of state license, you will also need to bring in a certified abstract (state driver record) that is stamped or sealed and cannot be older than 30 days.

If during the 10 day period the license you are currently using expires or is due to expire, you can visit our LIC facility to receive an extension sticker. The extension sticker will allow you to continue working until your newly approved license is received in the mail or until you submit the Affirmation Form after the 10 day period.

Please note: Please note: An extension sticker is only given if your license has already been approved, updated and mailed out.

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• Can I change my For-Hire Vehicle (FHV) Driver License to a Medallion Driver License? 

Yes. To obtain an application and the requirements needed to upgrade an FHV driver license to a Medallion Driver License, please click here

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• How does Workers’ Compensation affect my TLC driver’s license?

To obtain information on Workers’ Compensation, please click on Workers’ Compensation Information Sheet. 

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• Where can I go to obtain Vehicle Insurance information?

If you would like to obtain information on Vehicle Insurance information, please click here.

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• I am having problems with a vehicle insurance claim with a TLC licensee and would like to file a complaint. What do I do?

The TLC does not have regulatory authority over insurance claims. These are handled by the New York State Insurance Department. If you are having problems with an insurance claim with a TLC licensee and you would like to file a complaint with the New York State Insurance Department, please click here.

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• How can I check the Lists of Current TLC Licensees?

To find out more information on how to check the Lists of a Current TLC Licensees, please click here. 

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• How can I find a List of Street Hail Violator Summonses (closed and guilty only) for TLC Licensees ? 

To obtain a List of Street Hail Violator Summonses, please click on Lists of Street Hail Violator Summonses (closed and guilty only) for Active TLC Licensees.

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• How can I find out the status of my DMV license? 

To find out the status of your DMV license, please click here. 

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What do I need to know about the interim (anniversary) Drug Test and Renewing Drug Test?

For information on drug test requirements, please click here.

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