Vehicles affiliated with these permits will be able to pick up street hail passengers anywhere in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Northern Manhattan (north of W. 110th St. and north of E. 96th St.), and Queens (excluding airports). They can also pick up passengers by prearranged dispatch anywhere except Manhattan south of W. 110th St. and E.96th St.
Only 6,000 SHL licenses will be issued each year until 18,000 are issued. 20% of the licenses are reserved for use with wheelchair accessible vehicles. Grants for the purchase or conversion of a wheelchair accessible vehicle are available to those who meet eligibility requirements.
“IMPORTANT: ALL Street Hail Livery Permits MUST be attached to a vehicle and affiliated with a licensed Base that holds a Street Hail Livery Base Endorsement in order to operate”.
To see information on the current status of your SHL Permit and a list of Bases with SHL Endorsed Bases, please click on the appropriate link below