A Street Hail Livery (SHL) permit may be obtained by an ownership transfer from an SHL owner to a potential buyer. An SHL permit ownership transfer can only occur after TLC reviews and approves the terms of the transfer.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is now offering a new service for For-Hire Vehicle (FHV) and Street Hail Livery (SHL) owners, the For-Hire Vehicle and Street Hail Livery Drop-off and Pick-up Service. Drop-off and pick-up service will be available for all individual FHV licensees and SHL owners represented by an agent or an individual with a Power of Attorney .
All agents and representatives with a Power of Attorney form may drop off up to 10 applications once a day. The For-Hire Vehicle - Street Hail Livery drop-off form and DMV credit card authorization form can be found below. You do not need an appointment or a ticket to drop-off forms. Once applications are processed, agents will receive an email to pick up plates, registrations , and a rate card within 1-2 business days.
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For-Hire Vehicle and Street Hail Livery Drop-off and Pick-up Form
DMV credit card authorization form
SHL Permit Ownership Transfer
Street Hail Livery / Green Cab Renewals
TLC Green Cabs / Street Hail Liveries (SHLs) must renew both the SHL permit and the FHV license. Please note, the SHL permit, and the FHV license attached to the SHL permit may have two different expiration dates. If either the SHL permit or the FHV license attached to the permit expires, the Green cab cannot operate legally in NYC.
Vehicle, Plate and Base Transfers / Affiliation Application
You need to complete a Vehicle Transfer/Affiliation Application & Checklist and then submit the application through appointment, make an appointment. Visit NYC TLC online appointment system.
For SHL Vehicle Owner
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 Street Hail Livery Vehicle Power of Attorney Form.
For SHL Permit Owner
If the permit 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 Street Hail Livery Permit Power of Attorney Form.
Areas where SHL Permit Vehicles can Operate
Street Hail Livery vehicles can pick up passengers by street hail anywhere outside of Manhattan (except for the airports) and in Manhattan north of West 110th street and north of East 96th street. Street Hail Livery vehicles may also accept dispatches in Manhattan north of West 110th street and north of East 96th street and anywhere outside Manhattan, including the airports.
Get Workers' Compensation for SHL Permit
Workers' Compensation is required for Street Hail Livery permits but you do not need to provide proof to TLC.