Street Hail Livery Permit

Beginning August 14, 2018, non-Wheelchair Accessible SHL permits will not be available for sale. Wheelchair Accessible SHL permits are still available for purchase. Existing non-Wheelchair SHL permits can continue to attach a non-Wheelchair Accessible vehicle. To learn more read Industry Notice #18-12.

Get a Street Hail Livery Permit

Are You Qualified?

  • You cannot own an ownership interest in one non-wheelchair accessible SHL permit, or up to five wheelchair accessible SHL permits.
  • No fines or fees owed to NYS DMV or TLC

Get a Street Hail Livery Permit


The cost of the permit is $3,000 plus inspection fees.

You will have to pay the cost of the six required inspections for the vehicle attached to the permit at the time you purchase the permit. This is an additional required payment in the amount of $540.00.

Note:The TLC has decided to forgo the August 2017 scheduled price increase for newly purchased SHL permits for the time being and until further notice.

Operating an SHL Permit

Street Hail Livery / Green Cab Renewals

TLC Green Cabs / Street Hail Liveries (SHLs) must renew both the SHL permit and the FHV license.  Please note, the SHL permit, and the FHV license attached to the SHL permit may have two different expiration dates.  If either the SHL permit or the FHV license attached to the permit expires, the Green cab cannot operate legally in NYC.

When to Apply for SHL Permit Renewal

  • SHL Permits are due for renewal every three (3) years.
  • The renewal must be completed by the SHL permit owner on or before the permit expiration date.  The expiration date is the date the Permit expires; it can be viewed in the TLC’s licensee portal, TLC Up.
  • If renewal is not completed before the SHL Permit expires, the permit will not be valid.
  • If the renewal payment is received after the expiration date, a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) late fee will be charged.

How to Apply for SHL Permit Renewal

  • Pay outstanding TLC tickets and Taxicab Improvement Fund surcharge payments (TIF) online, using LARS.
  • Pay the renewal fee of five hundred forty dollars ($540.00) online, using LARS (only the $540.00 inspection fee is due at time of renewal).

How to Renew the FHV license attached to the SHL Permit

  1. FHV Licenses attached to SHL permits are due for renewal every two (2) years.
  2. For information on how to renew the FHV license attached to the SHL permit, please visit a Renew a For-Hire Vehicle License page and follow the steps for renewing a For-Hire Vehicle License on the TLC’s website.

Vehicle, Plate and Base Transfers / Affiliation Application

You need to complete a Vehicle Transfer/Affiliation Application & Checklist and then submit the application through appointment, make an appointment. Visit NYC TLC online appointment system.

Areas where SHL Permit Vehicles can Operate

Street Hail Livery vehicles can pick up passengers by street hail anywhere outside of Manhattan (except for the airports) and in Manhattan north of West 110th street and north of East 96th street. Street Hail Livery vehicles may also accept dispatches in Manhattan north of West 110th street and north of East 96th street and anywhere outside Manhattan, including the airports.

Get Workers' Compensation for SHL Permit

Workers' Compensation is required for Street Hail Livery permits but you do not need to provide proof to TLC.

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