Taximeter Businesses are licensed by the Commission to install repair, adjust, test, seal or calibrate taximeters and/or Taxicab Roof Lights. Taximeter Businesses must comply with Chapter 64 of TLC Rules.
Apply for, renew, or update a TLC Taximeter Business License:
Taximeter Manufacturers are licensed by the Commission to create taximeters for use New York City. Only taximeters made by a licensed Taximeter Manufacturer may be installed or used in Taxicabs or Street-Hail Liveries. Writing the codebase for a software-based taximeter (but not calibrating an instance for a specific vehicle) is considered manufacturing a taximeter.
All taximeters in New York City must comply with the following requirements:
TLC staff will perform bench and field testing to ensure the meter complies with Chapter 64 of TLC Rules, including proper programming of all TLC-mandated rates of fare.
The applicant must name a licensed Taximeter Business that will perform the meter installation. TLC staff will inspect the Taximeter Business to ensure it is properly equipped and trained to perform the installation.
The applicant must install meters in working taxis and present those taxis for inspection.
Step 4: Final Documentation and Approval
After approval of the system the applicant will submit 1-2 page documentation with screenshots showing regulators how to do the following:
Turn the meter on.
Log in to the meter (if necessary)
Start a trip.
End a trip
Print an accumulative totalizer receipt
Renew or Update an Existing Taximeter Manufacturer License