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 90 (ninety) days. The license will be placed on hold through a “storage” process that is outlined below.

Are you qualified?

  • All FHV vehicle licensees with TLC plates can put their vehicle license in storage for up to 90 days.

Requirements

  • 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. Print the storage form Vehicle License Storage Form from the TLC website.

    Download and print the TLC FHV storage form Vehicle License Storage Form from our website. Once you print the form complete sections 1 & 2.

  2. Email the Storage Form to TLC.

    Scan and send the TLC FHV storage form to: licensinginquiries@tlc.nyc.gov Please do not come to our Long Island City Facility to submit documentation. We will only accept documents via email.

  3. Vehicle license status & email notification.

    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:

  1. Fill out section 3 of the For-Hire Vehicle Storage request form;
  2. Email the For-Hire Vehicle Storage request form to licensinginquiries@tlc.nyc.gov;
  3. Vehicle will be scheduled for a visual inspection appointment to receive new TLC decals at TLC’s Woodside Inspection facility.

If you HAVE surrendered your TLC plates, please follow these instructions:

  1. Fill out section 3 of the For-Hire Vehicle Storage request form;
  2. Complete a Transfer application (you must do a plate transfer to receive new TLC plates), located on this page;
  3. Schedule an appointment to submit your application at the TLC’s Long Island City (LIC) office. Schedule an appointment using the TLC online scheduling system;
  4. Attend your transfer appointment at TLC’s LIC office;
  5. Vehicle will be scheduled for a visual inspection appointment to receive new TLC decals at TLC’s Woodside Inspection facility.

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Frequently Asked Questions in Other Languages

Arabic / العربية | Bengali / বাংলা | French / français | Haitian-Creole / Kreyòl ayisyen | Korean / 한국어 | Polish / polski | Russian /  Русский язык | Chinese (Simplified) / 简化字 | Spanish / Español | Urdu / اردو

If you have any questions, please email us at licensinginquiries@tlc.nyc.gov