FAQ Group: TLC background


How do I register a TLC vehicle?

You will need to affiliate your vehicle with a TLC base and schedule an appointment for a TLC vehicle license. Please see here for more information.


What is a FHV or Hack license?

An FHV or Hack license, is a TLC issued professional license allowing the operator to drive For-Hire Vehicles in New York City. Prior to getting a TLC license, you must ensure that your NY DMV license has an E-Class or CDL designation. You can get more information here – https://dmv.ny.gov/forms/mv44.pdf and https://www1.nyc.gov/lars/.


What is a TLC base?

A TLC base can be a Black Car or Car Service Livery dispatch base. Bases have various requirements and are responsible for pre-arranging rides for TLC FHV vehicles. TNC apps such as Uber and Lyft typically fall under the TLC Black Car Base designation. A TLC/FHV vehicle must be affiliated with a base prior to...


What is a TLC or FHV vehicle?

A For-Hire Vehicle (FHV) is a commercial vehicle affiliated with either a TLC Black Car or Car Service Livery base. Passenger pickups must always be pre-arranged, unless the vehicle is a Street Hail Livery (SHL) also known as Green/Outerborough taxi. SHL taxis must only hail passengers in designated areas. Medallion taxis / yellow taxis are...