Taximeter Shop

A Taximeter Business License is required to operate a meter shop, which is a business authorized to repair yellow and green taxis, and install equipment.  Taximeter Businesses must comply with Chapter 64 of TLC Rules.

Apply for or update a TLC Taximeter Business License:

Renew a Taximeter License

Taximeter shops must renew their TLC licenses yearly, by March 31st.

The below license renewal requirements must be submitted by the license expiration date. If all requirements are not met by the license expiration date, the license will expire and no longer be active.

Renewal Instructions:
Step 1 – Pay renewal fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00) at;
Step 2 – Email the below items to

  1. Completed Taxi Metershop / Manufacturer renewal application - click here for renewal application;
  2. NYC Department of Finance (DOF) clearance letter - click here to request a DOF clearance letter;
  3. Criminal history report for all owners and officers - click here to request criminal history reports;
  4. Copy of government issued photo ID for all owners and officers;
  5. Updated surety bond for fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) payable to the City of New York;
  6. Metershops must also submit a rate schedule – a list of current fees for all services related to the sale, repair, installation, and calibration of taximeters.

Step 3 – Pay any outstanding fines owed to the TLC and clear any pending suspensions (if applicable).

Once the above is completed, the TLC Base & Business Licensing Unit will review the submitted requirements and request additional information, if needed. After the license is renewed, you will be mailed an updated license. Questions can be emailed to

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