Yellow Cab Hack-Up

To operate a vehicle as a yellow cab you must complete the TLC hack-up certification and inspection. To learn more about certifying a vehicle and the hack-up inspection review the Medallion Licensing Guide.

Vehicle Certification

To begin the vehicle hack-up process, you must request that TLC’s licensing division certify that the vehicle can be used with your medallion. First review the vehicle certification section of the medallion licensing information guide before completing the request to certify a vehicle form.

Approved Vehicle List

Only TLC-approved vehicles may be used as taxicabs in New York City. The list of approved vehicles is available below, as is information about the special requirements for used and accessible vehicles.

Approved Vehicles

  • The chart below lists the vehicles that are approved for use as a yellow taxi. The chart is updated as new vehicles become available. If you have any questions about a vehicle or retirement issue call the TLC hack site (718) 267-4501.
  • You may be required to hack up an accessible vehicle, even if you do not own an accessible medallion. If you have a question about your medallion’s accessibility requirement, contact the TLC at tift@tlc.nyc.gov or (212) 676-1111.

chart of approved vehicles for taxicabs

Used Vehicles

  • Owners may purchase and hack up a used vehicle that is less than 7 years old, if the make and model is approved for use as a yellow taxi.
  • Used vehicles will receive a retirement date equal to 7 years after hack-up, minus the age of the vehicle when hacked-up. For example, a model year 2015 vehicle hacked-up in 2018 is 3 years old and must be retired in 2022, 4 years after the hack-up in 2018.
  • Vehicles with more than 500 miles on the odometer at time of hack-up will receive a DMV inspection at TLC’s Woodside Inspection Facility. These vehicles must pass both the TLC hack-up inspection and the DMV inspection before the vehicle can be used as a taxicab.

Accessibility Requirements and NV200 Waivers

  • Unrestricted medallion owners that are required to hack up an accessible vehicle may only hack up the Accessible Nissan NV200, unless the TLC grants a waiver. A maximum of 496 waivers will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. To learn how to request a waiver visit Accessible Taxi of Tomorrow Waiver.
  • For more information on accessibility requirements and available funding, visit Taxicab Accessibility Information.

Partitions and In Vehicle Cameras

Pictures of Approved In-vehicle Cameras (PDF)

Note: Facilities with * also, have In-vehicle Camera Installation Facility.

Partition Installers and Camera Installation Facilities

ABC TAXIMETER
10-02 46 AVENUE
LONG ISLAND CITY
11101
(718) 361-8515
ALEX GRUBSHTEIN
* ALON TAXIMETER
11-06 BROADWAY
ASTORIA, NY
11106
(718) 956-4446
STEVE GEORGILIS
* AMERICAN TAXIMETERS INC.
21-46 44TH DRIVE
LONG ISLAND CITY
11101
(718) 937-4600
ANTHONY MARTINEZ
* BROOKLYN PARTITIONS
1542 ATLANTIC AVENUE
BROOKLYN, NY
11213
(718) 773-9246
JOSE ZARATE
* C & B TAXIMETER
521 WEST 48TH STREET
NEW YORK CITY
10036
(212) 664-9679
CARLOS BUSTOS
CHRIS AUTO REPAIR
4151 PARK AVENUE
BRONX
10457
(718) 731-7075
CHRIS (Manager)
* DAY PARTITION
346 GRAND CONCOURSE
BRONX
10451
(718) 585-5473
* DOWNTOWN TAXIMETER
62 EAST 1st STREET
NEW YORK CITY
10003
(212) 982-7584
FERNANADO BABILONIA
* EMILIO TAXI PARTITION
651 LIBERTY AVENUE
BROOKLYN
11208
(718) 348-4941
CESAR / EMILLO
HUNT AUTO SECURITY AND SOUND
1926 CROSS BRONX EXPRESSWAY
BRONX
10472
(718) 823-1490
ROSETTE HUNT
* KOLFIN SERVICE CORP.
12-04 44 AVENUE
LONG ISLAND CITY
11101
(718) 361-2176
JAIME RIZZO
* METRO METER SHOP INC.
36-15 13 STREET
LONG ISLAND CITY
11106
(718) 786-8585
AMOS TAMAM
* METRO METER SHOP INC.
523-525 GREENWICH ST.
NEW YORK CITY
10013
(212) 229-2066
AMOS TAMAM
* MICHAEL TAXIMETER REPAIR CORP.
519 WEST 27 STREET
NEW YORK CITY
10001
(212) 714-1595
MIGUEL CARMELO
* MILENNIUM TAXIMETER CORP.
48-02 VAN DAM STREET
LONG ISLAND CITY
11101
(718) 729-3442
JOHN ARONIS
MIRTHA'S PLASTIC COVER
149 FORT GREENE AVENUE
NEW YORK
10040
(212) 569-2626
MIRTHA GARCIA
(As of 7/3/00)
* OLDEE TAXI INSTRUMENTS
24-50 47th STREET
ASTORIA
11103
(718) 482-6533
A. GALLEGO
ROGERS TAXI PARTITIONS
1092 ROGERS AVENUE
BROOKLYN
11226
(718) 693-5033
RODDY SANTOS
* RUSS AUTOMOTIVE INST. INC.
540 WEST 53 STREET
NEW YORK
10016
(212) 757-3412
ROBERT RUSSNAK
* SAMIR TAXIMETERS CORP.
631 BRUCKNER BLVD.
BRONX
10455
(718) 401- 0605
OSWALDO S. AGUIRRE
* S & P TAXIMETER
771 4TH AVENUE
BROOKLYN
11232
(718) 965-4484
PETER WLLOP

Partition Manufacturers (Installations Also Available)

Alon Partitions
1106 Broadway
Long Island City, NY
(718) 956-4446
Armored Solutions, Inc.
Route 41
Pittsfield, MA
01201
(800) 742-9997
(Wholesale only)
Day Partitions
346 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY
(718) 585-5473
Janton Industries
13 42nd Street
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 499-9090
K.G.T. Partitions
10-12 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY
(718) 361-8515

Safe America Corp
861 E 149TH STREET
BRONX, NY 10455
(718) 292-6363

Samir Partitions
631 Bruckner Blvd
Bronx, NY
(718) 401-0605
Skillman Auto Upholstery
37-11 126 Street
Corona, NY
(718) 458-4321
Somos Services
3805 10th Avenue
New York, NY
(212) 942-3737
Syntec Communications
3950 Tenth Ave (211 St.)
New York, NY
(212) 942-3131
Taxicabs Partitions Inc.
1415 Inwood Avenue
Bronx, NY
(718) 538-7272

Camera System Only - Installation Facilities

All Boro, Inc.
1 McGuiness Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY
11222
(718) 388-1100
Altech Electronics
927 McDonald Ave
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 435-2281
Augie's The Right Connection
176 East 106 Street
New York, NY
(212) 876-7165
CC Lock Inc.
56-01 Arnold Avenue
Maspeth, NY
(718) 497-2340
Finest Touch Communications
2271 Westchester Ave
Bronx, NY
(718) 597-9300
L R S Communications Inc.
50 20th Street
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 499-4141
National Surveillance and Security Inc.
11 Middleneck Rd.
Great Neck, NY
11021
(888) 577-9226
North American Mobile Communications
37-03 Woodside Ave
Woodside, NY
(718) 898-8700
Tracy Leigh Enterprises/G&G Custom Auto
113 Ferry Street
S.I., NY
10302
(877) 570-6962

Yellow Cab Markings

Mid Size Sedans

Image of Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Image of Mid Size Sedan Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius



Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV)

Image of Ford Escape

Ford Escape


Image of Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander


Minivans


Image of SUV Transit Connect

Transit Connect

 


Full Size Sedans

Image of Full Size Sedan Crown Victoria

Ford Crown Victoria

(Photos Courtesy of Smart Design)

For Authorized Printers

As of Tuesday, May 22, 2012, there is only one Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that authorizes printers to print and distribute all TLC-authorized, industry-related markings, decals, and bills of rights. The new MOU covers taxi markings, Boro Taxi markings, accessible and clean air vehicle decals, and the bills of rights for livery, Boro Taxis, and commuter vans

Note – the livery bill of rights has changed – there is new language, and you can no longer print and distribute the livery bill of rights from the electronic file that you were previously given. In order to receive new print files, and to continue using the ones that you have, you must print out two copies of the MOU, have the signature notarized, and mail both copies to the TLC.

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