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Thank you for visiting TLC's Rules and Local Laws information section. Here you will find a complete listing of all TLC Rules and Regulations. Click on the industry specific to your inquiry to download a printable copy of the rules.

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Proposed Rules & Pilot Programs
Newly-Passed Rules & Pilot Programs
Procedures For Appeals To The Commission In Discretionary Revocation Cases
Chairperson Review of OATH Taxi Tribunal Decisions
Procedures for Padlocking Unlicensed Bases
TLC Regulatory Agenda – Fiscal Year 2012
TLC Regulatory Agenda – Fiscal Year 2013
TLC Regulatory Agenda – Fiscal Year 2014
TLC Regulatory Agenda – Fiscal Year 2015

Select a rule from the list provided below:

Chapter 51 – Definitions
Chapter 52 – Rules Governing the Taxi & Limousine Commission
Chapter 53 – Accessible Taxicabs and Accessible Street Hail Vehicles
Chapter 56 – Paratransit Drivers
Chapter 57 – Commuter Van Drivers
Chapter 58 – Medallion Taxicab Service
Chapter 59 – For-Hire Service
Chapter 60 – Paratransit Vehicles and Bases
Chapter 61 – Commuter Van Vehicles and Owners
Chapter 62 – Taxicab Brokers
Chapter 63 – Taxicab Agent Rules
Chapter 64 – Licensing & Rules for Taximeter Businesses & Manufacturers
Chapter 65 – Sale of Taxicab Medallions
Chapter 66 – Licensing & Rules for Technology System Providers
Chapter 67 – Rules for Taxicab Hack-up and Maintenance
Chapter 68 – Adjudications
Chapter 70 – Transition Rules
Chapter 77 – Licensing & Rules for Dispatch Service Providers
Chapter 78 – Licensing & Rules for E-Hail Application Providers
Chapter 80 – Medallion Taxicab, SHL and For-Hire Drivers – (takes effect 10/26/16)
Chapter 82 – Street Hail Livery Service


Old Rule Book Chapters -- For Reference
Guide To New Rules

 Visit the NYC Rules Website

Pilot program proposals submitted pursuant to these rules should be sent to:
NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission
33 Beaver Street – 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10004

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All Proposed Rules Adopted Rules

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Local Laws

For the local City laws which govern the the transportation of passengers for-hire within New York City, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit the New York State Legislature website: http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us
  2. Click "Laws" at the top of the page
  3. Click "Laws of New York"
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the resulting page and click on "ADC " -- New York City Administrative Code -- under "Miscellaneous."
  5. Relevant sections of the law are under Title 19, Chapter 5.

TLC Tribunal Transferred to OATH

As of July 3, 2011, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission’s (TLC) adjudications function has been effectively transferred to the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH).  As announced by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Executive Order 148 transfers all management of the administrative tribunal of the TLC to OATH.  OATH is independent of the agencies that write tickets and is dedicated to enhancing the professionalism of the City’s administrative judiciary.  OATH’s oversight of these cases will also ensure that they move more quickly.  While the OATH transfer adds an additional layer to the adjudicative appeals process, there will be virtually no appreciable, tangible difference in the tribunal’s day-to-day processes.

Find out more about the Tribunal Transfer
Read the Consolidation Report

Important Disclaimer

The information published here is intended to assist the interested public, and may not be offered at the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission ("TLC") or elsewhere as legal authority or precedent. No representation or warranty is made or may be inferred that the information published here is typographically or substantively accurate or complete, and the TLC will not be liable for any inaccuracy or incompleteness. In particular, no representation or warranty is made or may be inferred that the rules, laws, industry notices, decisions or other legal sources on this Web site are accurately or completely described here, and the TLC will not be liable for any inaccuracy or incompleteness. Users must refer to official legal sources to determine applicable substantive and procedural law, including the content of any rules, laws, orders, decisions or other legal sources referred to here.