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For-Hire Vehicles



For-Hire Vehicles (FHVs) provide prearranged service through TLC-licensed bases, allowing passengers to contact companies that have networks of licensed drivers and vehicles that can pick them up. There are three classes of FHV service in New York City: Black Cars, Community Cars (aka Liveries), and Luxury Limousines. All for-hire service must be arranged through a TLC-licensed base and performed by TLC-licensed drivers in TLC-licensed vehicles. Information about the current TLC-licensed bases can be found in the appropriate link below.

FHV Bases provide dispatching capabilities and affiliation for FHVs.  All FHVs are required to affiliate with a FHV Base in order to provide safe and accountable service.  To find out more information on applying for a Base license, visit the links under Resources for Prospective Base Owners .

Resources for Current Base Owners:

Current FHV Bases
About FHV Trip Record Submission

Resources for Prospective Base Owners:


Black Car and Luxury Limousines
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