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FAQs - FHV Vehicle New And Transfers

What do I need to complete before submitting my New or Transfer vehicle application to the TLC?

For a list of requirements you will need before submitting an application, please refer to the New Vehicle Application Requirements.

What do I need to complete after submitting my New Or Transfer vehicle application to the TLC?

For a complete list of requirements you will need to complete an application, please refer to the New Vehicle Application Requirements

Can I file a new application online?

Yes. If you would like to apply for a New License online, you may do so here

-OR-

If you wish to submit your new application and payment in person, via an appointment, please go here to schedule an appointment.

How do I license my vehicle with the TLC?

You may submit the vehicle application and fees online, or in person via an appointment. Please go here to schedule an appointment.

Additional information is available on the Vehicle Application Page and New Vehicle Application Requirements.

How do I license my vehicle with the TLC at the Staten Island facility?

You may submit the vehicle application and fees online, or in person via an appointment. Please go here to schedule an appointment.

Additional information is available on the Vehicle Application Page and New Vehicle Application Requirements.

Currently only applicants affiliated to Staten Island bases can request a Staten Island appointment.

Additional information is available on the Vehicle Application Page and New Vehicle Application Requirements.

I cannot make my scheduled appointment to submit a New Vehicle Application.  How can I reschedule?

If you paid your application fee online - You may reschedule your appointment using the link provided on your appointment confirmation.

If you did not pay your application fee online - If you cannot make your appointment to complete an online application (Part B), the Base/Authority you are affiliated to will need to request an appointment for you via our website at www.nyc.gov/tlcappointment.

I cannot make my scheduled appointment to submit a Transfer Application.  How can I reschedule

You may reschedule your appointment using the link provided on your appointment confirmation. Go here to schedule an appointment

How do I schedule a DMV Inspection for my Vehicle?

The Base/Authority you are affiliated to must request an appointment via our website at: www.nyc.gov/tlcappointment.

What do I need to do to have my vehicle inspected at Staten Island?

To have your vehicle inspected at one our TLC approved Staten Island Inspection facilities, your base must submit an appointment request on our website for an inspection after your vehicle application has been processed.

Note:
Only vehicles affiliated to a Staten Island Base can request to have their vehicles inspected at Staten Island. 

If my application is not approved, do I get a refund? 

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

Do I need to live in New York State to register my vehicle for a TLC Vehicle permit? 

You may register a vehicle from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.  Out of state vehicles must already have taxi/livery plates and meet the insurance requirements set by NYC TLC.  For additional information, please refer to the Vehicle Insurance Requirements.

How can I terminate a vehicle or a Street Hail Livery (SHL) affiliation from my FHV Base?

You must notify the vehicle owner or SHL Permit holder of the termination.

There are two ways to do this:

  1. You can submit a Termination of Affiliation Form that is signed by the base and vehicle owner or SHL permit.
  2. If you cannot get the vehicle owner or SHL permit holder to sign, you must give them notice in writing. A letter must be sent to the vehicle owner or SHL permit holder, using certified mail, to the address that matches the address that the TLC has on file. You will need to show proof you sent the letter when you request the termination of affiliation. Please see Sample Letter of Termination of Vehicle Affiliation for your convenience.

    You must submit the ‘Termination of Affiliation Form’ (and letter if applicable) to the TLC by fax to 718.391.5786 or by scanning and emailing the documents to: terminate@tlc.nyc.gov.

How can I terminate a vehicle affiliation from my Paratransit Base or Commuter Van Authority?

To remove a Paratransit or Commuter Van vehicle from your base records (un-affiliate), you must fill out the Electronic Vehicle Termination of Affiliation Form.

What do I need to know about vehicle insurance requirements?

There are minimum insurance levels your vehicle must possess based on the type of vehicle you own and the vehicle’s seating capacity. Please refer to Vehicle Insurance Requirements for further information.

These FAQs are for informational purposes only and is not a full statement of your rights, duties and obligations under TLC Rules and applicable law. In the event that any of the information contained in these FAQs is not current or otherwise incorrect, TLC Rules and applicable law govern. For the complete TLC Rules, please visit our Web site at www.nyc.gov/tlc.