Bootstrap - Open Data Tools, Health, Business, Licenses, Permits

TLC For-Hire Vehicle License Status

For-Hire Vehicles provide pre-arranged transportation throughout New York City. For-hire trips must be arranged through a TLC-licensed FHV Base and performed by TLC-licensed drivers in TLC-licensed vehicles. You can check For-Hire Vehicle License from TLC database using License No., Vehicle Identification Number or DMW Vehicle Plate Number.

Check TLC For-Hire Vehicle License Status

Search Medallion Vehicles

Search Street-Hail Livery Permits

Types of TLC Vehicle Licenses

TLC issues following type of vehicle license:-

  • Yellow Taxicabs /Medallion Vehicles: Yellow taxi cabs are yellow vehicles which can pick up passengers anywhere in New York City. Yellow cab vehicle owners must either own or lease a Yellow Taxicab Medallion. If you are interested in becoming a medallion owner visit the Medallion Owners and Agents.  If you would like to lease a medallion review the List of Medallion Agents (xls) to find a TLC-licensed agent.
  • For-Hire Vehicles (FHVs) : For-Hire Vehicles provide pre-arranged service anywhere in New York City and are dispatched by TLC-licensed FHV bases.
  • Green Cabs: Green cabs or Street-Hail Liveries (SHLs) are For-Hire Vehicles that are permitted to accept street-hails. In exchange, Street-Hail Liveries may not operate in the Hail Exclusionary Zone, south of West 110th St and East 96th St.
  • Commuter Vans: Commuter vans are vehicles that transport between 9 and 20 passengers in preapproved zones for a flat rate. Commuter vans are operated by Commuter Van Authorities.
  • Paratransit Vehicles License: Paratransit vehicles provide non-emergency transportation for passengers with disabilities.

All information on is obtained from public domain. The information is provided "as is", with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness. We accept no responsiblity of the results obtained or loss incurred from the use of this information. We are not associated with any official agency or organization. Mediacal / health related information on can be inaccurate. No medical decision should be made using the information on All logos are the property of thier respective owners.