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Improvement Surcharge Payment Dates

Improvement Surcharge amounts owed for the third quarter of 2018 are now available on TLC’s License Applications, Renewals & Summonses system (LARS). The Improvement Surcharge amounts owed are for trips completed between July 1 and September 30, 2018.

To view and pay the amount you owe, please visit LARS at https://www1.nyc.gov/lars.

The timeline for payment of the third quarter Improvement Surcharge is as follows:

  • January 21, 2019 – Challenge Period begins. Owners and Agents should direct all questions or challenges to:
  • For Taxicab Improvement Fund related issues:

    For Street Hail Livery Improvement Fund related issues:

  • February 4, 2019 – Challenge Period ends. Amounts finalized.
  • February 11, 2019 – Full payment is due to the TLC at https://www1.nyc.gov/lars/.
Failure to submit full payment will result in fines and/or possible suspension of your license