The City requires drivers of for-hire vehicles to have a valid license from the City's Department of Motor Vehicles. The following types of vehicles are considered for-hire:
- Ambulettes (also known as paratransit vehicles)
- Black cars
- Car service cars
- Commuter vans
If you are a new applicant, you must have a chauffeur license or New York State class A, B, C, or E license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, or an equivalent from Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or New Jersey, to drive a for-hire vehicle.