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APPOINTMENT TYPE: Plate Transfer and Base Transfer COMBINED

What is a COMBINED Base and Plate Transfer application:  You are moving your affiliation from your current base to a new base, or you are re-affiliating with your previous base AND you are also requesting to change your TLC Plates.. 

You are about to request an appointment to submit both a Plate Transfer & Base Transfer.  To complete your request you must choose from one of the choices below: 

  • If you want to submit a paper application to the TLC to do a Base Transfer and a Plate Transfer, Click here.
  • If your plates were lost or stolen or mutilated/damaged and need a Plate Transfer, Click here.
  • If you received a plate letter, have new plates & a new registration from DMV and need a Visual Inspection, Click here.

Inspection Type

You have submitted your paper application and you now need an inspection appointment:

  • DMV Inspection: f you have submitted your application to the TLC, have T&LC plates and your vehicle has more than 500 miles you need to schedule a full NYS DMV inspection appointment, click here.
  • Visual Inspection: If you have submitted your application to the TLC, have T&LC plates and your vehicle has less than 500 miles you need to schedule a visual inspection appointment, click here.
  • Visual Inspection:Commuter Vans and Para Transit Vehicle owners will need a visual inspection. Please click here.

If the vehicle owner decides he/she wants to submit a transfer application and has already received their vehicle renewal application in the mail, both applications can be accepted and processed at the time of the application appointment.  The vehicle owner must notify the TLC staff member that he/she would like to renew their vehicle license and submit their transfer application.  If both applications are considered to be complete, their vehicle will be scheduled for an inspection appointment.

If the vehicle owner cannot make their inspection appointment or if an appointment is missed the Base must request a new inspection appointment.

The vehicle owner must arrive at our Woodside Safety & Emissions Facility on the scheduled date and time for their inspection.  Bases MUST give a copy of the confirmation form to the vehicle owner.

Bases are reminded to tell the vehicle owner that they should not be late or appear without their confirmation form.  If they do not have their confirmation form or if they are late, they will not be allowed into the yard and the Base will have to re-schedule their appointment. 

After the vehicle passes inspection a TLC Officer will place the appropriate decals on the vehicle and the vehicle owner will receive their updated vehicle license in the mail. The vehicle cannot be operated/dispatched until it has passed its inspection.

Important: The TLC will give an authorization letter to a current and licensed vehicle owner to receive new T&LC plates from the DMV only if their plates were lost or stolen or mutilated/damaged.

Please note: If you surrender your plates without first getting permission from the TLC, your Vehicle License will be canceled and will no longer be valid.  If you want to remain in the industry you will then need a new Vehicle License.  To do this you will have to request a New Vehicle Application appointment with the TLC and complete a new application and pay all of the required fees.

Reminder: If the Base requests an incorrect appointment type, the vehicle owner’s application will NOT be processed and they will not be allowed to complete their transaction. The Base will then have to request a new appointment.

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