The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) is the body that regulates and licenses taxis for New York. They regulate the industry for all taxicabs of all varieties in the city.
To drive with paid passengers, you need to have a driving license, and to link with a TLC-approved dispatch base in the city. You will then need to fill in an application form, proving you have a suitable vehicle and TLC insurance in NYC to be able to operate your taxi. Our TLC insurance brokers in Brooklyn can help you to find a suitable level of cover.
When your application is processed you receive something called a plate letter. This is a letter that confirms you can go to the DMV and get your plate and registration for your vehicle. The plate letter is valid for 20 days after it has been issued. When you visit the DMV location to get your TLC license, you need to take your TLC insurance proof.
If you’re carrying passengers who are paying within the New York city limits then your drivers need a license, as well as insurance. TLC insurance brokers in NYC can help you to get the best cover and price.