Renew a Paratransit License

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When to Apply for a Renewal

  • To renew a license before it expires, you must submit a completed license renewal application, with all required documents, at least 30 days before the license expiration date.
    • If you fail to renew your license by the expiration date, you will have an additional 60 days to complete all renewal requirements.
  • If renewing late, your license will remain expired until you complete all renewal requirements, and TLC processes and approves your late renewal application. ; After the renewal is approved, you will be sent a notification that you owe a $25.00 late fee.

Documents Needed

  • Insurance Certificate (if expired) ;- Current For-Hire Insurance Certificate (FH-1) in the applicant’s name.
  • All vehicles registered outside of NY State are required to submit a copy of current DMV registration. ; Submit DMV registration using TLC UP.
  • Paratransit vehicles require NYS Department of Transportation operating authority; and can only be operated by drivers with ACTIVE 19A Status. ;
  • Renewing Vehicles must pass a NYS Department of Transportation Inspection, and submit the inspection report (MC300) showing the vehicle passed inspection. ; The inspection report is valid for one (1) year, and it must be current at the time of renewal. ; Submit inspection report using TLC UP.

Vehicle Insurance Information

  • A TLC Vehicle License cannot be renewed without a current insurance policy that meets TLC’s minimum requirements, and the insurance certificate (FH-1) must be submitted to TLC. View minimum insurance requirements here.
  • If the FH-1 on file with the TLC is expired, vehicle renewal cannot be completed until an updated insurance certificate / FH-1 is submitted to the TLC.
  • An owner can view a vehicle’s insurance information on file with the TLC using TLC’s self-service portal, TLC Up, which is available any time and does not require contacting the TLC.
    • If you are a first time user of TLC Up, visit the TLC Upload Portal page, which will guide you through a five (5) step process to verify your email address.
  • After completing the email verification, log into TLC Up and the first screen that appears is the “Licensee Snapshot” screen. 
    • If necessary, expand the screen by selecting “Show More +” on the top right of the window.
  • The expanded window will show current information on the status of the TLC License, including the insurance period, and the policy number.

How to Apply for a Renewal

  1. Pay all outstanding fines or fees owed to TLC, as well as fines owed to the Department of Finance for parking, red light, and/or traffic violations;
  2. Using the TLC vehicle license number located on a vehicle’s TLC decal, pay your renewal fee online using ;LARS;
  3. Upload the required documents using TLC UP;
  4. Once your vehicle renewal payment and all required documents have been uploaded and approved, your vehicle will be scheduled for an inspection appointment. ; You and your base will receive an email with date and time of the inspection appointment. ; You can also check your inspection date using TLC UP;
  5. Visit ;Vehicle Inspections ;to view inspection requirements;
  6. Once the vehicle passes inspection, the vehicle license will be renewed.


  • $550 - Vehicle Renewal Fee
  • $800 - CMVT Tax for vehicles registered outside of New York City

All TLC fees are non-refundable - no exceptions!

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