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 90 (ninety) days. The license will be placed on hold through a “storage” process that is outlined below.
Are you qualified?
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
Download and print the TLC FHV storage form Vehicle License Storage Form from our website. Once you print the form complete sections 1 & 2.
Scan and send the TLC FHV storage form to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please do not come to our Long Island City Facility to submit documentation. We will only accept documents via email.
Your vehicle license status will no longer be active, and the status will be changed to “in storage.” You will not be allowed to operate your vehicle for hire while the vehicle license is in storage. After 90 days you will be notified to remove your vehicle license from storage or the license will be closed.
Note: Due to the DMV closure of all NYS DMV offices individual owners of a vehicle with TLC plates will not be able to obtain passenger plates for their vehicles. As such the TLC will allow you to retain your TLC issued DMV plates until such time as the DMV re-opens their offices and you can surrender and obtain passenger plates for your vehicle.You cannot operate for-hire once you submit the storage form request. If you are caught operating you will be subject to being summonsed and your vehicle is subject to being seized. All business owned vehicles must surrender their plates immediately by mail and send a copy of the FS-6 to the TLC at the email address provided. For instructions on how to surrender your plates to DMV by mail, click here or go to the DMV website for more information at https://dmv.ny.gov. After 90 days you will be notified of how to obtain new TC plates and reactivate your license.
How to remove a TLC For-Hire Vehicle (FHV) license from storage
If you would like to remove your vehicle from storage, please follow the instructions below.
If you still have your TLC plates / HAVE NOT surrendered TLC plates while your vehicle license was in storage, follow these instructions:
If you HAVE surrendered your TLC plates, please follow these instructions:
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