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Vehicles Approved as Taxicabs

The chart below lists the vehicles that can be used with each type of medallion (Unrestricted without an accessibility requirement, Unrestricted required to hack up an accessible vehicle, Alt Fuel or Accessible).  Your medallion may be required to hack up an accessible vehicle, even if you do not own an accessible medallion. If you have a question about your medallion’s accessibility requirement, please contact the TLC at tift@tlc.nyc.gov or (212) 676-1111

Owners may purchase and hack-up a used vehicle less than 7 years old if the make and model appears on the list below.  Used vehicles will receive a retirement date equal to 7 years after hack-up minus the age of a vehicle (for example, a model year 2015 vehicle hacked-up in 2018 is 3 years old and must be retired 4 years after the vehicle is hacked-up).  Vehicles with more than 500 miles on the odometer at time of hack-up will receive a DMV inspection at TLC’s Woodside Inspection Facility.  These vehicles must pass both the TLC hack-up inspection and the DMV inspection before the vehicle can be used as a taxicab.

TLC will add vehicles to this chart as new vehicles become available and conform to TLC rules and regulations. If you have any questions about a vehicle or retirement issue, please call the TLC hack site at (718) 267-4501.

ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Those unrestricted medallions that are required by TLC to hack up an accessible vehicle may only hack up the Accessible Nissan NV200. Unrestricted medallion owners wishing to hack up an accessible model other than the Accessible Nissan NV200 can learn how to request a waiver here. Please note, a maximum of 496 waivers will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information on the specific criteria that the TLC Safety & Emissions Division requires for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, visit the Accessible Vehicle Criteria page.

For more information on the accessibility requires as well as available funding, visit the Taxicab Accessibility Information Page.