Get a Paratransit Drivers License

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Are You Qualified?

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Have a Valid DMV Chauffer's license- Class A, B, or C
  • You must have a valid Social Security Number
  • No fines or fees owed to NYS DMV or TLC
  • No more than 5 points on your DMV license within a 15 month period back from your most recent violation date.
  • Must be in Active 19A Status - Avoid delays. Check with your employer that he or she has provided proper documentation to the DMV to maintain your 19A status.
  • To see the "fit to hold a license" requirements look at Fitness Rules Notice (PDF).

Documents Needed

Before starting your application, make sure you have the following documents available:

  • Social Security Card
  • Your Chauffeur License or its equivalent. In New York State, this is a Class A, B, or C license. If outside of NYS, check with your state driver licensing agency.
  • DMV Abstract (for out of state DMV licenses only): An original out of state driver record that is dated no more than 90 days from the date the application is filed online.
  • Defensive Driving Course Certification
  • Credit Card, Debit Card, or Checking Account.

For members of NYPD and active or veteran members of the armed forces only

  • If you work for the NYPD, as an officer: A copy of the Letter of Approval from your Commanding Officer and an Off Duty Employment Form. The form must be signed and approved by your commanding officer and the Employee Management Division.
  • If you are in the Active Military or Reserves: A copy of a certificate of current active military status and your military ID. Request records from the Department of Defense.
  • If you are a Veteran of the US Armed Forces: A copy of discharge papers or a certificate of release (Form DD214) and your Veteran ID. Request records from the U.S. National Archives.

How to Apply

  • Start a TLC application online by visiting LARS.
  • Have your fingerprints and photo taken
    • Visit IdentoGO to schedule an appointment. Use service code 15425Y.
  • Complete NYSDMV 6 hour Defensive Driving Course - You must complete a New York State DMV-certified Defensive Driving Course within 90 days of submitting your online application, unless you have previously completed one no more than three (3) years prior to the date you filed your application. For more information visit Defensive Driving.
    • You can upload the certificate online on TLC UP.
  • Pay all parking tickets - Visit Pay a Parking Ticket
  • Pay all traffic tickets - Visit New York Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Watch Sex Trafficking Awareness Training (10 minutes)

NOTE: You must complete all steps within 90 days from the date of your application, or your application will be denied.

Costs

Total Cost = $365.50

  • $252  - for a three year license
  • $88.50 - Fingerprint and photos
  • ~$25 - Defensive Driving Course.

All TLC Fees are non-refundable - no exceptions

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