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November 6 - General Election
Vehicle Owners

New Local Law changes regarding For-hire Vehicles

  • Wheelchair accessible FHVs licensed after August 15, 2018 can only be replaced by another wheelchair accessible vehicle through the vehicle transfer process.
  • Current FHV licenses are not affected by this change and can continue to operate or submit vehicle transfer requests to transfer a non-wheelchair accessible vehicle to their existing license.
  • For further information regarding these changes, see the law summary and Industry Notice #18-12.

How to submit a Transfer application for your TLC Vehicle License

Here you will find information on how to submit a Transfer Application

Types of transfer applications for a vehicle license:

Plate Transfer – when TC plates are lost, stolen, damaged or if vanity plates need to be replaced by TC plates.

Base Transfer – when the licensed vehicle needs to change from one Base to another.

Vehicle Transfer – A vehicle transfer is done when a licensee/applicant changes the vehicle associated with their current vehicle license/application.

Step 1: Complete a transfer application and gather all required items

Step 2: Schedule an appointment to submit your application

  • Click here to schedule an appointment.

Step 3: Attend your transfer appointment at a TLC facility.

During your appointment you will receive an inspection appointment to complete your application.

If you require new plates you will be sent to our DMV counters to obtain TC plates, and scheduled for an inspection afterward.

If the vehicle owner does not want to appear at the TLC in person, they may choose someone to come to the TLC for them by filling out the Vehicle Power of Attorney Form.

To view Scheduled Vehicle Appointments at TLC and Scheduled Inspection Appointments at Woodside click on the below links.

For application appointments at the TLC Long Island City facility, if the Base scheduled the appointment, you will need to go to your Base to obtain the appointment confirmation.


After your initial TLC inspection, you must inspect your vehicle at a NYS DMV approved inspection station every 4 months to keep your vehicle license valid.
Visit a NYS licensed DMV inspection station to complete your tri-annual inspections. You do not need to have another DMV inspection at the TLC inspection site until you renew your vehicle license or change your vehicle.


Additional Information

  • MTA Tax information
    Additional information on the MTA Tax and how it relates to your SHL Permit is available here.