Medallion Agents

Medallion agents are licensed by the TLC to operate, or facilitate the operation of, a Taxicab Medallion on the behalf of the Medallion Owner.  Licenses are valid for up to one year and expire on December 31st. See Licensed Medallion Agent List

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Agent Rules

For guidance and rules related to Agents, visit the TLC rules page

Apply for a Medallion Agent’s License

  1. Pay & clear all outstanding fines, suspensions, judgments, or tickets owed to TLC, DMV, Department of Finance (DOF), or other City / State agency.
  2. Submit the Business Name Reservation request via email to Name-Reservation@tlc.nyc.gov.  
  3. Collect and complete the below listed agent license application requirements:
    1. Complete the application for a TLC Agent’s license;
    2. Obtain a surety bond for fifty-thousand dollars ($50,000.00), payable to the City of New York;
    3. All owners & stockholders must be fingerprinted when filing a TLC application.   To schedule a fingerprint appointment, visit IdentoGo.  For additional instructions, see IdentoGo Fingerprint instructions;
      • Note: Use the ORI number, “156GQS” and your TLC license number to log into the IdentoGo website and schedule your appointment.
    4. Business records & proof of EIN:
      • Corporations must submit the certificate of incorporation, the NYS filing receipt, meeting minutes specifying the names and shares owned by each owner, and IRS issued proof of EIN (IRS issued CP575 or 147c).
      • Partnerships must submit the certificate of partnership, the NYS filing receipt, a list of all partners and ownership amounts, and IRS issued proof of EIN (IRS issued CP575 or 147c).  
      • LLCs submit articles of organization, the operating agreement, the NYS filing receipt, a list of all members with ownership amounts, and IRS issued proof of EIN (IRS issued CP575 or 147c).
      • Sole proprietors must submit a business certificate.
      • If the TLC licensed business is owned by a parent company, the above applicable records for that parent company must also be submitted to TLC.
    5. Valid government issued photo ID for all owners, partners, officers, and shareholders;
    6. Complete and submit the Business Lease affirmation.  If the premises is owned by the agent, submit a copy of the deed.  Agents must operate in commercially zoned areas;
    7. Complete and submit the Off-Street Parking affirmation; and  
    8. Medallion ownership.  If the agent is a current officer in a corporation that owns a taxicab(s) or is a shareholder in a company that owns an interest in a taxicab(s), provide a list of: all owners’ names, company / corporation name(s), and medallion number(s).   
  4. Email the completed TLC agent application and all documents listed above, in PDF format, to BusinessMR@tlc.nyc.gov.
  5. TLC will review your submissions electronically.  Once TLC confirms your application is complete, you will be contacted to make an appointment to submit application licensing fees in person.  
    1. The application fee for a one (1) year license is five hundred dollars ($500.00), payable by money order, company or certified check, or major credit card.

Renew an Agent’s License

All TLC agent licenses expire on December 31st. While the TLC may send licensed agents renewal reminders, it remains each agent’s responsibility to timely renew their TLC license.

To renew a TLC agent’s license, follow the instructions below:

  1. Pay & clear any outstanding fines, suspensions, judgments, or tickets owed to TLC, DMV, Department of Finance (DOF), or other City / State agency.
  2. Pay the agent renewal fee online, using LARS.
  3. Collect & complete all required agent renewal documents, listed below:
    • Complete the TLC Agent renewal application (link);
    • Obtain a surety bond for fifty-thousand dollars ($50,000), payable to the City of New York;
    • Pay & submit proof of payment of all MTA taxes and congestion surcharges; email proof of payment (or questions) to TaxicabAgents@tlc.nyc.gov;
    • Provide a New York State Criminal History report for all individual owners, partners, officers, and shareholders (including dispositions, if applicable).  Instructions to obtain the report are available at Criminal History Record Search;
    • Business records:
      • Corporations must submit the certificate of incorporation, meeting minutes specifying the names and shares owned by each owner, and IRS issued proof of EIN.
      • Partnerships must submit the certificate of partnership.
      • LLCs submit articles of organization, the operating agreement, and a list of all members.
      • If the TLC licensed business is owned by a parent company, the above applicable records for that parent company must also be submitted to TLC.
    • Valid government issued photo ID for all owners, partners, officers, and shareholders;
    • Complete and submit the Business Lease affirmation.  If the premises is owned by the agent, submit a copy of the deed.  Agents must operate in commercially zoned areas;
    • Complete and submit the Off-Street Parking affirmation; and 
    • Medallion ownership.  If the agent is a current officer in a corporation that owns a taxicab(s) or is a shareholder in a company that owns an interest in a taxicab(s), provide a list of: all owners’ names, company / corporation name(s), and medallion license number(s). 
  4. Email the completed TLC agent renewal application and all documents listed above, in PDF format, to BusinessMR@tlc.nyc.gov.

Update Agent’s License Information

  1. Read the Instructions for Filing an Application to Change of Corporate and/or D/B/A Name of a Business;
  2. Pay any outstanding parking, traffic, or TLC tickets;
  3. Gather all documents listed in the Checklist for a Change of Information Application;
  4. Complete the Application for an Agent License;
  5. Email the completed application and all required documents, in PDF format, to businessmr@tlc.nyc.gov;
  6. TLC will review your submissions electronically; once TLC confirms your application is complete, you will be contacted to make an appointment to submit licensing fees in person.

Adding and Removing a Medallion Agent

To add (designate) an Agent to manage a Medallion, please follow these instructions:
  1. Complete the Medallion Agent Designation form. The form requires original signatures from both the Medallion Owner and the Agent that is added; and the form must be notarized before it is emailed to the TLC. 
  2. Email the completed Medallion Agent Designation form, with a copy of the Medallion Owner’s government issued photo ID to the TLC at MedallionOperations@tlc.nyc.gov.
  3. Upon submission of a complete Medallion Agent Designation form, the Agent will have the authority to represent the Medallion(s) listed on the form, before the TLC, until the Agent’s authority is removed.
To remove an Agent from managing a Medallion, please follow these instructions:
  1. Complete the Medallion Agent Removal form. The form requires an original signature from the Medallion Owner or the Agent, whichever party submits the form to TLC; and the form must be notarized before it is emailed to the TLC.
  2. Email the completed Medallion Agent Removal form, with a copy of the emailer’s government issued photo ID to the TLC at MedallionOperations@tlc.nyc.gov
  3. Upon submission of a complete Medallion Agent Removal form, the Agent will no longer have the authority to represent the Medallion(s) listed on the form before the TLC.

If you have any questions, please email the TLC at MedallionOperations@tlc.nyc.gov.

Forms (February 2020 Rules Amendments)

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