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Street Hail Livery - Base

I own a Base. What do I need to do to get a Street Hail Livery Base (SHL) Endorsement?

You would need to file an application for the SHL Base Endorsement.

Where do I obtain an application for a Street Hail Livery (SHL) Base Endorsement?

An SHL Base Endorsement Application is available to download.

Do I need an appointment to file the application?

Yes, you will need an appointment and you can request the appointment online through the TLC website at: www.nyc.gov/tlcappointment.

What fees are there for the Street Hail Livery (SHL) Base Endorsement?

A fee of $3,000.00 for the SHL Endorsement is required. If you are a For-Hire Vehicle Base you will also be responsible for submitting an additional, pro-rated, license fee payment to allow the expiration date of your license to be extended out to coincide with the expiration date of the SHL Endorsement. The pro-rated amount will be based upon six month time periods. Example. The underlying Base License expires on 6/30/15. A Street Hail Livery Base Endorsement is issued to the Base on 6/30/13 and will expire on 6/30/16. The underlying Base License will be extended for one year and an additional 1 year license fee of $500 will be charged. The underlying Base License and the Street Hail Livery Base Endorsement will both expire on 6/30/16.

Where can I get the list of Street Hail Livery (SHL) Endorsed Bases? 

A complete List of Current TLC Licensees including SHL Endorsed Bases, is available on our website

Do I need to submit an additional Bond if I want to apply for a Street Hail Livery (SHL) Base Endorsement

Yes. You need to submit an SHL Bond for $5,000 in addition to the base’s Bond which was submitted when the base was first opened.

You can cover the bond requirements for the SHL endorsement by increasing the amount of the bond currently on file with the agency by $5,000 or by providing a second bond.

I do not own a base. How do I file for a Base Authority? 

You would need to obtain a base application and checklist via our website or you could pick one up in person at our Licensing facility, located at: 31-00 47th Avenue, 3rd floor, LIC, NY 11101. You must have an approved base license and meet all the conditions for licensure before you can apply for an SHL Base Endorsement.