Yellow Cab

Taxicabs are the only vehicles that have the right to pick up street-hailing and prearranged passengers anywhere in New York City. By law, there are 13,587 taxis in New York City and each taxi must have a medallion affixed to it. Medallions are auctioned by the City and are transferrable on the open market by licensed brokers.

Use the links to the left to learn more about owning or managing a medallion, or if you are interested in providing dispatching services or in-vehicle equipment for yellow taxis.

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TLC Announces Medallion Storage Option

Effective immediately, the TLC will allow Medallion Owners to place Medallions and Rate Cards into storage by emailing a completed Medallion Storage Receipt form to the TLC.

Are you qualified?

  • All Medallion licensees can put a medallion and rate card into storage for up to 60 days.

Requirements

  • Completed Medallion Storage Receipt form.

How to put your Medallion / Rate Card into storage

  1. Print this storage form, Medallion Storage Receipt Form from the TLC website.
  2. Download and print the Medallion Storage Receipt Form from the TLC website. Completely fill out the printed form. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

  3. Email the Storage Receipt Form to TLC.
  4. Scan and email the Medallion Storage form to operationsm@tlc.nyc.gov. Please do not come to the TLC’s Long Island City Facility to submit documents. Documents will only be accepted by email.

  5. Medallion license status & email notification.
  6. The medallion’s license status will no longer be active, and the status will be changed to “suspended.”  You will not be allowed to operate the vehicle while the medallion is in storage.  An email will be sent notifying the sender that the storage request was processed.
    Please visit the NYS DMV website for instructions to surrender license plates by appointment, drop off, or by mail.

How to remove a Medallion / Rate Card from storage

To remove a Medallion / Rate Card from storage, please follow the instructions below.

If you still have your TLC plates / HAVE NOT surrendered TLC plates while your Medallion was in storage, follow these instructions:

  1. Fill out section 3 (remove from storage section) of the Medallion Storage Receipt form;
  2. Request an updated certificate of insurance / liability from your broker or insurance carrier, with a current date of issuance on the certificate;
  3. Email the Medallion Storage Receipt form, the updated certificate of insurance / liability, original FH-1 insurance card and original registration, current vehicle inspection report, a copy of government issued photo ID, and a Power of Attorney form (if not the Medallion owner) to operationsm@tlc.nyc.gov;
  4. Vehicle will be scheduled for a visual inspection appointment to receive new TLC decals at TLC’s Woodside Inspection Facility.

If you HAVE surrendered TLC plates while your Medallion was in storage, please follow these instructions:

  1. Fill out section 3 (remove from storage section) of the Medallion Storage Receipt form;
  2. Request an updated certificate of insurance / liability from your broker or insurance carrier, with a current date of issuance on the certificate;
  3. Complete a Transfer application (you must do a plate transfer to receive new TLC plates), located on Vehicle, Plate and Base Transfers page;
  4. Email the Medallion Storage Receipt form, the completed Transfer application, the updated certificate of insurance / liability, original FH-1 insurance card and original registration, current vehicle inspection report, a copy of government issued photo ID, and a Power of Attorney form (if not the Medallion owner) to operationsm@tlc.nyc.gov;
  5. You will be notified when you can schedule an appointment to submit your application at the TLC’s Long Island City (LIC) Facility;
  6. Attend your transfer appointment at TLC’s LIC Facility;
  7. Vehicle will be scheduled for a visual inspection appointment to receive new TLC decals at TLC’s Woodside Inspection Facility.

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

If you have any questions, please email us at licensinginquiries@tlc.nyc.gov