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FAQs - Medallion Owners & Agents

• Do I need Workers’ Compensation? 
• How can I find out if my Workers' Compensation is current with the TLC?
• I own a Medallion and would like to Designate or Remove an Independent Medallion Driver on my record with the TLC. How do I do this?
• I want to put my Medallion in storage. How can I do this?
• How can I take my Medallion and Rate Card out of storage?
• How can I check if my vehicle insurance is current with the TLC?
• 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 find out if my medallion is suspended or revoked?
• How can I get a copy of the medallion rules?
• What do I need to do to have my TLC credential replaced if it is lost or stolen or mutilated/damaged? 
• My TLC license was mailed but I have not received it. What do I do?
• How can I buy a medallion? 
• What do I need to do to obtain a Medallion Ownership Verification Letter ?
• I have just closed on a medallion sale. How do I put my vehicle on the road?
• I own a Medallion, what do I need to do to sell my medallion? 
• How can I find out the status of my DMV license?


• Do I need Workers’ Compensation? 

You need Workers' Compensation if you lease your medallion out to a driver.
  1. If you think you do not need to have Workers' Compensation Insurance you will be required to obtain an Exemption Letter from Workers' Compensation. For more information, please click here to visit the Workers' Compensation Board's Web site.
  2. You do not need to obtain Workers' Compensation insurance if you are an individual owner & driver and drive your vehicle for forty (40) or more hours each week.

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• How can I find out if my Workers' Compensation is current with the TLC?

To find out if your Workers' Compensation is current in our TLC records, you may contact our Call Center at 718-391-5501, or you may visit our LIC facility located at 32-02 Queens Boulevard, 2nd Floor, LIC, NY 11101.

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• I own a Medallion and would like to Designate or Remove an Independent Medallion Driver on my record with the TLC. How do I do this?

For information on how to Designate or Remove an Independent Medallion Driver on your TLC record, please click on the Independent Medallion Driver Designation/Removal Application Form for details.

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• I want to put my Medallion in storage. How can I do this?

Any time your vehicle is not operating as a taxi for ten (10) days or more you must surrender the Medallion and Rate Card into storage to the Medallion Licensing Unit of the TLC. This should be a temporary condition that lasts for no more than sixty (60) days. You must get your medallion back in service as soon as possible.


To put your Medallion IN storage you must:

  1. Visit our LIC facility located at 32-02 Queens Blvd, 2nd floor, LIC, NY 11101.
  2. Bring your Medallion and Rate Card.
  3. Submit a completed Medallion Storage Receipt form.

Please click here to get a copy of the Medallion Storage Receipt, or you may visit our LIC facility located at 32-02 Queens Blvd, 2nd floor, LIC, NY 11101.

Note 1: Per TLC rule, your license may be revoked any time a vehicle is not driven as a taxi for sixty (60) days in a row.

Note 2: You may have a broker, agent or driver submit your Medallion and Rate Card for storage. If someone other than the owner is placing the Medallion in storage they will need a notarized power of attorney signed by the owner.

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• How can I take my Medallion and Rate Card out of storage?

To take your Medallion OUT of storage you must submit the following documents to our LIC facility located at 32-02 Queens Blvd, 2nd floor, LIC, NY 11101:

  1. Storage receipt (which was issued when placed in storage).
  2. Current For Hire Insurance Certificate (FH1).
  3. Certificate of Liability.
  4. Current Registration.
  5. A state issued photo identification (or Hack License).
  6. Power of attorney (if not the owner).
  7. A vehicle inspection report (VIR). If vehicle missed an inspection cycle, you can get this report from our Woodside facility located at 24-55 BQE West, Woodside, NY 11377.
  8. Latest meter Measured Mile Run (MMR). If your MMR is overdue, you can get a new certificate from a TLC licensed meter shop.
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• How can I check if my vehicle insurance is current with the TLC?

If you would like information on the status of your vehicle's insurance in our TLC records, please call our Call Center at 718 391-5501, or you may visit our LIC facility located at 32-02 Queens Boulevard, 2nd Floor, LIC, NY 11101.

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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 find out if my medallion is suspended or revoked?

All current medallions are listed on our Web site. Please click here to get a list of all current medallions.

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• How can I get a copy of the medallion rules?

You may click here to download a copy of the rules.

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• What do I need to do to have my TLC credential 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 Affirmation to request a Replacement Credential Form

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

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

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• How can I buy a medallion? 

To buy a Medallion you must be at least 18 years of age, be prepared to pay a Transfer Tax of 5%, and choose to buy either a medallion or a share in a medallion. Buying a medallion can be a complicated process. You can use a TLC licensed broker to help you. **Please note that you are not required to use a TLC licensed broker**

If you choose not to use a broker:

  • You will need to contact the Medallion Transfer Unit at 212 676-1112. The process is different for each sale, based on whether you are buying as an individual, Partnership, LLC, Corp. or foreign business.

Please click here to obtain a Medallion Transfer Form.

If you choose to use a broker:

  • You must use a TLC licensed broker.
  • The licensed broker will explain the purchasing process to you and provide the necessary forms.
  • Once you have closed on the sale of a medallion, you will need to submit all necessary documents to the TLC office located at 33 Beaver Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10004

To find out where and how to buy a medallion, you can speak to a TLC licensed broker for more information. Brokers have a list of clients who are looking to sell a medallion or are selling shares in a medallion partnership. Please click here to view a listing of TLC licensed Brokers.

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• What do I need to do to obtain a Medallion Ownership Verification Letter?

To obtain a Medallion Ownership Verification Letter you must fill out and submit the Ownership Verification request form. You can get this form in two ways; you may pick up the form in person at our Long Island City Facility located at 32-02 Queens Boulevard, 2nd Floor, LIC, NY 11101, or you can download the form on our website.

To download a CORPORATE Ownership Verification letter click here.

To download an INDIVIDUAL Ownership Verification letter click here.

To submit the Medallion Ownership Verification Letter, you may do one of the following:
  1. Submit your completed request form to one of our TLC representatives at Window 9, 10 or 11 at the Medallion Section located on the 2nd floor at our Long Island City facility
  2. Fax your request to (718) 391-5695, Attn: Medallion Ownership Letter Request
  3. Mail in your request to:

    NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission
    Attn: Medallion Ownership Letter Request
    32-02 Queens Boulevard, 2nd Floor
    Long Island City, NY 11101-2324

NOTE: A TLC staff member will call you to notify you of a date to pick up your request form(s).

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• I have just closed on a medallion sale. How do I put my vehicle on the road?

For detailed information on how to put your vehicle on the road, please click on Medallion Information Guide.

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• I own a Medallion, what do I need to do to sell my medallion? 

Selling a medallion can be a complicated process. To sell your Medallion you can use a TLC licensed broker.
***Please note, that you are not required to use a TLC Licensed broker***


If you choose not to use a broker:

You will need to contact the Medallion Transfer Unit at 212 676-1112. The process is different for each sale, based on whether you are selling as an individual, Partnership, LLC, Inc., Corp. or foreign business.

If you choose to use a broker:
  • You must use a TLC licensed broker.
  • The licensed broker will explain the sale process to you and provide the necessary forms.

To sell your Medallion, you can speak to a TLC approved broker for more information. Brokers have a list of clients who are looking to buy a medallion or shares in a medallion partnership. Brokers that are licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission are approved to help you sell or transfer your medallion. Please click here to view a listing of TLC licensed Brokers on our Web site.

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

Please click here to find out the status of your DMV License.


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.

Inquiries may also be directed to our Call Center at: 718-391-5501


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