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.
The TLC currently allows 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.
Completed Medallion Storage Receipt form.
How to put your Medallion / Rate Card into storage
Download and print the Medallion Storage Receipt Form from the TLC website. Completely fill out the printed form. Incomplete forms will not be processed.
Scan and email the Medallion Storage form to email@example.com. Please do not come to the TLC’s Long Island City Facility to submit documents. Documents will only be accepted by email.
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:
If you HAVE surrendered TLC plates while your Medallion was in storage, please follow these instructions:
If you have any questions, please email TLC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please email us at OperationsM@tlc.nyc.gov