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 a SHL Permit

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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