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.
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, print, and complete sections 1 & 2 of the TLC Vehicle License Storage Form.
Scan and email the TLC FHV storage form to: FHVStorage@tlc.nyc.gov. Please do not come to the TLC Long Island City Facility to submit documents. Only emailed documents will be accepted.
Your vehicle 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 your vehicle license from storage, or the license will be closed.
Note: Due to limited in-person transactions at 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. The vehicle cannot operate for-hire once you submit the storage request form. Any TLC unlicensed operation can lead to the driver and owner being issued a summons, and the vehicle being seized. All business owned vehicles must immediately surrender their plates by mail, and must send a copy of the FS-6 to the TLC at FHVStorage@tlc.nyc.gov. For instructions on how to surrender your plates to the DMV by mail, click here or go to the DMV website, https://dmv.ny.gov, for more information. After one hundred eighty (180) days, you will be notified with instructions to obtain new TLC plates and reactivate your license.
How to remove a TLC For-Hire Vehicle (FHV) license from storage
To remove your vehicle license 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 TLC plates while your vehicle license was in storage, please follow these instructions:
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