For-Hire Vehicle corporations removing multiple vehicle licenses from storage must submit a request and the required documents by email, to FHVCorporation@tlc.nyc.gov.
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.
Hours of Operation:
For-Hire Vehicle and Street Hail Livery Drop-off and Pick-up Form
DMV credit card authorization form
When to Apply for a Base Transfer
How to submit an Online Base Transfer Application
Print the Transfer Application.
Go to the TLC website, here and print the Transfer application. Complete sections one (1) and three (3) of the Transfer application. All Transfer applications must be signed by the new base for all base transfers.
Email the Transfer application and a copy of government issued photo ID to the TLC.
Email the application and a copy of photo ID to FHVTransfers@tlc.nyc.gov. Once received, TLC will review for approval.
Receive an email from TLC.
If your application is accepted, you will receive an email with instructions to make the transfer payment online. If payment is not made within twenty-four (24) hours of TLC’s email, your transfer request will not be processed. Payment must be made within 24-hours of TLC’s email.
Once you receive the TLC email, you will be able to log into www1.nyc.gov/lars/ and pay the fee that is due, by clicking “Fees – Existing TLC License” then entering your TLC VEHICLE license #, located on your TLC decal; your mailing zip code; and the last five (5) digits of your vehicle corporation’s EIN or your individual SSN.
Once your online payment has been received, your base transfer will be completed. Since the base name is no longer on TLC decals, there is no need for a TLC inspection, unless you need to replace the TLC decals / stickers on the car. If you would like to replace your TLC inspection decals / stickers, please email FHVTransfers@tlc.nyc.gov to request a referral document, and one will be emailed to you. Once you have received the referral document via email, you may go to the TLC’s Woodside inspection facility Monday through Friday between 5am and 9pm for new decals.
All Licensing fees are non-refundable.
When to Apply for an FHV Plate Transfer / Vehicle Transfer
Plate Transfer Requirements (lost, stolen, or damaged plates)
How to submit a Plate Transfer (need TC plates) / Vehicle Transfer (change of vehicle) Application
Go to the TLC website or click here to print the Transfer application. Print the application and complete sections 1 & 2.
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:
Steps to Create your Account:
Step 1. Click on “Create an Account”
Step 2. Enter all required fields(*)
**PLEASE KEEP YOUR PASSWORD IN A SAFE PLACE & DO NOT SHARE YOUR PASSWORD WITH ANYONE
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.
For a Plate Transfer (to receive TC plates), bring:
For a Vehicle Transfer (changing the vehicle), bring:
Note: If you are issued a DMV plate letter to obtain TC plates at an outside NYS DMV office, you must notify TLC when you receive the new TC plates. Please email FHVTransfers@tlc.nyc.gov to inform TLC of your new plate number, new DMV registration, and TLC license number.
Once all documents are approved and the transfer fees paid, TLC will email you a vehicle inspection appointment where your vehicle will be inspected, and you will receive new TLC decals. You can also view your inspection appointment using TLC Up, and you can click here to see inspection requirements.
All Licensing fees are non-refundable.