Taxi Driver License

You can get information and apply for or renew a taxi driver license.

You must have a taxi operator's license to drive the following in the City:

  • Taxi
  • Black Car
  • Limousine
  • Ambulette (also known as paratransit vehicles)
  • Commuter van

If you are applying for the first time, you must also have a chauffeur license or a New York State class A, B, C, or E license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, or an equivalent from any other state. Non-New York State Department of Motor Vehicles license holders must submit a certified state driving record from their state no more than 90 days before filing the application.