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Vehicle Owners

Welcome to the homepage for Vehicle Owners. Here, you will find information on how to apply for a new license or affiliate a vehicle to an SHL permit. You can also find information below on how you can plead guilty to or pay a Summons ONLINE. Please click on the links below for applications, how-to guides, and easy-to-read checklists. Please note: The Base owner must request an appointment via our website to file an application with the TLC for a new license, affiliate a vehicle to an SHL Permit and to do a transfer.

What would you like to do? Please select from one of the categories below:

Apply for a License Online or by Appointment

  1. Applying Online - Instructions and Next Steps 
     
    • After you have submitted your payment online, there are few steps that you need to follow in order to complete the application process.
    • Print and sign your online application; this will be considered Part A. You must bring it with you on the day of your appointment.
    • Obtain the Part B application and Checklist. The Part B application must also be completely filled out and you must bring it with you on the day you submit the pre-printed online application to the TLC.  You must come in with all required documents listed on the checklist & instructions. 
    • You will receive an email from the TLC with an appointment date and time for you to submit your completed application and all requirements. If you are unable to attend or need to reschedule your appointment, you will need to notify your base to request a new appointment.
    • If the vehicle owner does not want to appear at the TLC in person, they may choose someone to come to the TLC for them by filling out the Vehicle Power of Attorney Form.
  2. Street Hail Livery - SHL (IF APPLICABLE): 

    SHL VEHICLE OWNER: If the vehicle owner does not want to appear at the TLC in person, they may choose someone to come to the TLC for them by filling out the Street Hail Livery Vehicle Power of Attorney Form.

    PERMIT OWNER: If the permit owner does not want to appear at the TLC in person, they may choose someone to come to the TLC for them by filling out the Street Hail Livery Permit Power of Attorney Form.

    PLEASE NOTE: Submitting an application online does not guarantee approval for a new license as there are additional requirements that must be met.  Please review the application Checklist for further information.

  3. By Appointment
Submit your application and payment in person, via an appointment, please go here to schedule an appointment.
    The Base may also schedule an appointment for you to submit a New Vehicle Application.

Application & Checklist

Scheduled Vehicle Appointments/Scheduled Inspection Appointments

Frequently Used Forms

  • Please click here

Plate Notification for New Vehicle license applicant

Once you have received your plate letter and have registered your vehicle with DMV you need to have your vehicle inspected. To get an appointment to have your vehicle inspected you must first give us your plate number. After you update your plate information with the TLC, we will send you an inspection appointment confirmation to your email and your affiliated base. Go here to send us your plate number.

Renew your License

Here you will find information on how to make a renewal payment Online.

You can make your renewal payment online. All additional requirements for the renewal of the license must be mailed to the Licensing and Standards Division.

Applications & Checklist

Scheduled Vehicle Appointments / Scheduled Inspection Appointments

Frequently Used Forms

Vehicle Transfer/Affiliate to a Vehicle to an SHL Permit

Here, you will find information on how to submit a Transfer Application and affiliate a vehicle to an SHL permit.

**NEW INFORMATION*** Vehicle Owners can now choose the date and time of their appointment.

To file a Transfer Application, you may schedule an appointment via the Self Scheduling Site, go here to schedule an appointment.

The Base may also schedule an appointment for you to submit a Transfer Application.

If the vehicle owner does not want to appear at the TLC in person, they may choose someone to come to the TLC for them by filling out the Vehicle Power of Attorney Form.

Application & Checklist

Scheduled Vehicle Appointments / Scheduled Inspection Appointments

Street Hail Livery - SHL (IF APPLICABLE):
SHLVEHICLE OWNER: If the vehicle owner does not want to appear at the TLC in person, they may choose someone to come to the TLC for them by filling out the Street Hail Livery Vehicle Power of Attorney Form.

PERMIT OWNER: If the permit owner does not want to appear at the TLC in person, they may choose someone to come to the TLC for them by filling out the Street Hail Livery Permit Power of Attorney Form.

Frequently Used Forms

Plead guilty or pay a Summons ONLINE

Through the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission's License Applications, Renewals & Summonses (LARS) system you can: plead guilty and pay summons(es) online.

Additional Information

Vehicle Insurance Requirements 

Vehicle Corporation Requirements 

Cancel your TLC Permit

Check TLC & DMV License Status 

Check Penalty Points & Open Summonses