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Accessible Vehicle Criteria

TLC Safety & Emissions Division Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Criteria

An original letter from an approved vehicle modifier indicating that the modifications done to the vehicle have been done so, in accordance with ADA regulations and specifications, and that the vehicle is considered a wheel chair accessible vehicle in compliance with all applicable ADA specifications and requirements.


Proof of DOT Authority to operate as a provider of Wheelchair Accessible Transportation Services.


  • Be free of all markings indicating the vehicle is especially designated for the transportation of disabled or seriously ill persons. Such as words like:
  • Ambulate
  • Invalid Coach
  • Para-transitThis includes signs (Wheel Chair Insignia) indicating the same

Download the full list of ADA/TLC specifications.

For more information on the makes and models of vehicles currently approved for use as a Taxicab, visit the Vehicles Approved as Taxicabs page.