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Licensing Requirements Checklist

How to Submit Items to Complete Your TLC Driver License Application

TLC cannot give you a license until you have submitted all items and they have been reviewed.  The text message(s) and emails we send you list which item(s) you are missing. The table below tells you how to complete each missing requirement.

You can email scanned copies of your missing documents to newdrivermr@tlc.nyc.gov

You can Fax your missing documents to (646)500-6923

Or mail copies of missing documents to:

New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission
Attention: New Applicant Licensing Unit
31-00 47th Avenue, 3rd Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101

If you are missing requirements or need more information on the remaining steps, please go here and follow the instructions shown.

Most items can be submitted by mail or email. Check the instructions for your specific item(s) below to confirm. Follow these steps before sending:
  1. Make a copy of each document for your personal records.
  2. Write your DMV driver license number and TLC Driver License application number at the top of each document.




Need help? Email TLC at LicensingInquiries@tlc.nyc.gov.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a TLC-licensed driver!




EDUCATION

Issue with ApplicationHow to Complete Your Application
Defensive Driving Course (DDC) You must complete a New York State DMV-certified Defensive Driving Course no more than three (3) years before filing your application.

TLC Driver Education If you applied for a new TLC Driver License (Medallion or FHV license) you must attend a 24 hour TLC course at an authorized school. Contact a school to sign up for a course. You must complete the course and pass the required exam within 90 days of the day you file your application.

Pass Final Exam You must pass the final exam within 90 days of the date you filed your application with TLC.   
Contact a school to schedule an exam. 
TLC also provides sample exams for review.

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) Training You must take the WAV Training Course. 
Contact a school to sign up for training.




TLC FORMS

Issue with ApplicationHow to Complete Your Application
Incomplete Medical Form You must email or mail a completed TLC medical form to the email or mailing address above. The form must be completed by a licensed physician. Translated to Arabic, Bengali, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu.
Expired Medical Form Your TLC medical form cannot be dated more than 90 days before the date you filed your TLC application. You must email or mail a new medical form to the email or mailing address listed above. Translated to Arabic, Bengali, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu.

Unpaid TLC Summonses

You must pay all of your unpaid TLC summonses.
You may be able to pay your summonses online.

All other TLC summonses can be paid either in person at the Long Island City address above (3rd Floor) or by mail with copies of the summons letter. If your summonses were recently paid, email or mail a copy of your receipt to the email or mailing address listed above.





DMV ISSUES

Issue with ApplicationHow to Complete Your Application
DMV License You must email or mail a copy of your DMV license to the email or mailing address listed above.

DMV Chauffer’s License Your DMV license is not the correct class for TLC. You must provide a valid DMV chauffeur’s license or its equivalent. Once your class is updated, you must email or mail a copy of your DMV license to the email or mailing address listed above.

Unpaid Traffic and Parking Tickets You must pay all of your unpaid DMV traffic tickets. 
Check with the DMV for more information on paying traffic tickets. 

Pay parking tickets. 

If your tickets were recently paid, email or mail a copy of the clearance letter from the DMV or copy of your receipt to the email or mailing address listed above.

Suspended DMV License

Your DMV license is suspended. Check with the DMV about how to clear your suspension.

Once you have cleared the suspension, you must email or mail a copy of your license and clearance letter from the DMV to the email or mailing address listed above.

Out of State DMV Driver Record You must email or mail a copy of your out of state driver record to the email or mailing address listed above. Contact your state’s DMV to obtain your record. The record cannot be older than 90 days.







MISCELLANEOUS

Issue with ApplicationHow to Complete Your Application
Drug Test You must take and pass a drug test at an approved test site.

Inactive 19A Status Your 19A status is inactive. You must contact your paratransit or commuter van employer to provide you with proper documentation

TLC Photo Needed To retake your photo, please bring your DMV license and TLC application receipt with you to the Long Island City address above.

Fingerprints and Photo Needed After filing the online TLC application, schedule an appointment to have your fingerprints and photo taken.  Visit www.identogo.com to schedule an appointment and to obtain more information.