To operate a vehicle as a yellow cab, you must complete the TLC hack-up certification and inspection. To learn more about certifying a vehicle and the hack-up inspection, review the information below as well as the information on the TLC’s Vehicle Inspection page.
To begin the vehicle hack-up process, you must request that the TLC Licensing Division certify that the vehicle can be used with your medallion. First review the Yellow Cab hack-up information below, and the information on the Taxicab Medallion page, then complete the Medallion Certification Request form.
Approved Vehicle List
Only TLC-approved vehicles may be used as taxicabs in New York City. The list of approved vehicles is available below, as is information about the special requirements for used and accessible vehicles.
Partitions and In-Vehicle Cameras
Partition (bullet resistant) or an In Vehicle Camera System (IVCS) is required for medallions. See the following TLC Rules section for specific requirements:
67-10 Requirements for Hack-up – Partitions
67-12 Requirements for Hack-up – In-Vehicle Camera System (“IVCS”)
58-35 Vehicle Equipment – Partitions
List of installers for partitions (PDF)
Yellow Cab Markings
As of Tuesday, May 22, 2012, there is only one Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that authorizes printers to print and distribute all TLC-authorized, industry-related markings, decals, and bills of rights. The new MOU covers taxi markings, Boro Taxi markings, accessible and clean air vehicle decals, and the bills of rights for livery, Boro Taxis, and commuter vans
Note – the livery bill of rights has changed – there is new language, and you can no longer print and distribute the livery bill of rights from the electronic file that you were previously given. In order to receive new print files, and to continue using the ones that you have, you must print out two copies of the MOU, have the signature notarized, and mail both copies to the TLC.
Authorized Technology System Providers
Creative Mobile Technologies, LLC
42-32 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Curb Mobility, LLC
37-03 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 1110