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.
Are You Qualified?
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.
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.
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.
For SHL Vehicle Owner
If the vehicle owner does not want to appear at the TLC in person, they may choose someone to come to the TLC for them by filling out the Street Hail Livery Vehicle Power of Attorney Form.
For SHL Permit Owner
If the permit owner does not want to appear at the TLC in person, they may choose someone to come to the TLC for them by filling out the Street Hail Livery Permit Power of Attorney Form.
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.