For-Hire Vehicle

TLC Announces For-Hire Vehicle License Storage Option

Effective immediately the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission will allow For-Hire Vehicle Owners to place their TLC Vehicle License “on-hold” for a period of no more than one hundred eighty (180) days. The license will be placed on hold through a “storage” process that is outlined below.

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For-Hire Vehicle corporations removing multiple vehicle licenses from storage must submit a request and the required documents by email, to   

Are you qualified?

  • All FHV vehicle licensees with TLC plates can put their vehicle license in storage for up to one hundred eighty (180) days.  FHV vehicle licenses currently in storage will have an additional sixty (60) days added, allowing the FHV license to be in storage for a total of one hundred eighty (180) days.


  • TLC storage form completed by vehicle owners or an officer of a corporation.

How to put your TLC For-Hire Vehicle (FHV) license in storage

  1. You must first surrender your TLC license plates to the DMV.
  2. Complete sections 1 and 2 of the Vehicle License Storage Form.
  3. Email the storage form to the TLC, at

    Scan and email the TLC FHV storage form to:  Please do not come to the TLC Long Island City Facility to submit documents. Only emailed documents will be accepted.

  4. Vehicle license status and email notification.

    The vehicle’s license status will no longer be active, and the status will be changed to “in storage.” The vehicle cannot be operated for hire while the vehicle license is in storage. After one hundred eighty (180) days, you will be notified to remove the vehicle license from storage, or the license will be closed.

Note: Please go to the DMV website,, for more information about surrendering TLC license plates.

How to remove a TLC For-Hire Vehicle (FHV) license from storage

To remove your vehicle license from storage, please follow the instructions below:

  • Fill out section 3 (remove from storage section) of the For-Hire Vehicle Storage request form;
  • Request an updated certificate of insurance / liability from your broker or insurance carrier, with a current date of issuance on the certificate;
  • Complete a Transfer application (you must do a plate transfer to receive new TLC plates), located on this page;
  • Schedule an FHV Plate Transfer appointment to submit your application at the TLC’s Long Island City (LIC) office and obtain TC plates; 
  • Attend your Transfer appointment at TLC’s LIC office;
    • Please bring your completed TLC Transfer application, proof of vehicle insurance dated within thirty (30) days, the most recent vehicle registration, and photo ID.
  • At the end of your appointment, the vehicle will be scheduled for an inspection appointment to receive new TLC decals at TLC’s Woodside Inspection facility.

If you have any questions about FHV storage, please email

Frequently Asked Questions

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