There are four classes of FHV service in New York City: Community Cars (aka Liveries), Black Cars, Luxury Limousines, and High Volume For-Hire Services. For-hire service must be arranged through a TLC-licensed base and performed by TLC-licensed drivers in TLC-licensed vehicles.
Community Cars and Black Cars provide pre-arranged transportation throughout New York City. These bases range in size from small, neighborhood-based operations to large fleet-type companies that provide citywide service. Community Cars are required to offer passengers up-front flat fares.
Luxury Limousines provide pre-arranged premium transportation to clients throughout New York City.
Applying for a Black Car/Luxury Limousine Bases License
Note: Use the ORI number "156GQS" and your TLC license number to log in on the website to request a fingerprint appointment.
Applying for a Livery Base Stations/Street Hail Livery Base License
Note: Use the ORI number "156GQS" and your TLC license number to log in on the website to request an appointment.
Supporting Documents, Affirmation, and Forms
Changing Base Status and Information
Complete the application to change base ownership,location or name (PDF)
Black Car and Luxury Limousine Bases
Renewing a Base License
Schedule an appointment to submit your application NYC TLC online appointment system.
Make all renewal application payments using LARS
SHL Base Endorsements
Schedule an appointment to submit an application using NYC TLC online appointment system.
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