For-Hire Vehicle Bases

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.

Get a FHV Base Owner License

Applying for a Black Car and Luxury Limousine Bases License

Note: You will need the ORI number "156GQS" and your TLC license number to log in to the website to request an appointment.

Applying for a Livery Base Stations/Street Hail Livery Base License

Note: You will need the ORI number "156GQS" and your TLC license number to log in to the website to request an appointment.

Licensed FHV Bases

Change Base Status and Info

Renewing a Base License

Schedule an appointment to submit your application NYC TLC online appointment system.

Make all Renewal Application Payments on LARS

Black Car and Luxury Limo Base

Livery Base

SHL Base Endorsements

Terminating Affiliation

To terminate an affiliation:

  • The base must notify the vehicle owner, or SHL permit holder of the termination.
    • If you cannot get the vehicle owner or SHL permit holder to sign, you must give them notice in writing. A letter must be sent to the vehicle owner or SHL permit holder, using certified mail, to the address that matches the address that the TLC has on file. You will need to show proof you sent the letter when you request the termination of affiliation. Please see Sample Letter of Termination of Vehicle Affiliation (PDF) for your convenience.
  • Complete the Termination Affiliation Form (PDF)

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