Licensed Green Cab

Update to scheduling your LIC appointment
Effective immediately, 11/28/2022, all individual licensees visiting our scheduling system will be required to create an account with a password.  Once your account is created you will be allowed to login and schedule your appointment.
Appointments are required for the following transactions at our LIC office: 

  • Plate / vehicle transfer – replace plates due to storage removal, lost, stolen, damaged plates or vanity plates needs to be replaced by TC plates; change the vehicle associated with the current vehicle license
  • Driver license replacements – replace your TLC driver license if lost, stolen, damaged or after a legal name change
  • Medallion transactions - replace plates due to storage removal, lost, stolen, damaged plates; change the vehicle associated with the medallion; place medallion in storage; update Agent
  • SHL transactions – renew SHL permit; change the vehicle and/or base associated to the permit; place SHL in storage

Steps to Create your Account:

Step 1. Click on “Create an Account”
Step 2. Enter all required fields(*)

  • To ensure you have a strong password, please click on the link “Strong Password Rules”
  • Once you’ve entered all required fields, click on “Create Account”
  • You will then be directed to the scheduling page where you will enter your e-mail address and password.
  • When you’ve created your password, you must sign in to make your appointment. 

NOTE:  You can only make one appointment at a time.  This means if you have an upcoming appointment for a vehicle transfer, you will not be able to make another appointment until you’ve finished or cancel that appointment.

Status of Your License

Summonses for TLC Licensees

Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Renewing your SHL FHV License

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.

When to Apply for SHL Permit Renewal

  • SHL Permits are due for renewal every three (3) years.
  • The renewal must be completed by the SHL permit owner on or before the permit expiration date.  The expiration date is the date the Permit expires; it can be viewed in the TLC’s licensee portal, TLC Up.
  • If renewal is not completed before the SHL Permit expires, the permit will not be valid.
  • If the renewal payment is received after the expiration date, a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) late fee will be charged.

How to Apply for SHL Permit Renewal

  • Pay outstanding TLC tickets and Taxicab Improvement Fund surcharge payments (TIF) online, using LARS.
  • Pay the renewal fee of five hundred forty dollars ($540.00) online, using LARS (only the $540.00 inspection fee is due at time of renewal).

How to Renew the FHV license attached to the SHL Permit

  1. FHV Licenses attached to SHL permits are due for renewal every two (2) years.
  2. For information on how to renew the FHV license attached to the SHL permit, please visit a Renew a For-Hire Vehicle License page and follow the steps for renewing a For-Hire Vehicle License on the TLC’s website.

Insurance Requirements

Summonses for TLC Vehicle Licensees

How to submit a Vehicle or Permit Transfer

How to place your SHL Permit in storage

Before you can place your SHL Permit in storage, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Your permit cannot be suspended/revoked;
  2. Your permit cannot be expired;
  3. All outstanding fines/fee must be paid

If the above are cleared, please follow these quick steps to place your SHL Permit in storage:

Submitting the form in-person:
  1. Licensee must make an SHL appointment to place the permit in storage
  2. Bring to the appointment:

**Once the permit is in storage, a copy of the storage form & a copy of the rate card will be given to licensee for their records. In TLC’s system, the permit will be placed in an inactive/suspended status.

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