Industry Notice #19-4

January 18, 2019

Notice: Taxi and Street Hail Livery (SHL) Improvement Surcharge Payment Dates Established

Improvement Surcharge amounts owed for the third quarter of 2018 are now available on TLC’s License Applications, Renewals & Summonses system (LARS).

The Improvement Surcharge amounts owed are for trips completed between July 1 and September 30, 2018.

To view and pay the amount you owe, please visit LARS at:

The timeline for payment of the third quarter Improvement Surcharge is as follows:

  • January 21, 2019 – Challenge Period begins. Owners and Agents should direct all questions or challenges to:

For Taxicab Improvement Fund related issues:


For Street Hail Livery Improvement Fund related issues:

  • February 4, 2019 – Challenge Period ends. Amounts finalized.

  • February 11, 2019 – Full payment is due to the TLC at:

Failure to submit full payment will result in fines and/or possible suspension of your license.





Industry Notice #19-5

February 6, 2019

New License Snapshot Available Online for All Licensees

TLC UP has been expanded to include the new online "License Snapshot" feature that gives all licensees a real time view of their license status. Please note, the TLC’s lists of Current Licensees will remain the official record of current licenses.

In addition to TLC UP’s document upload and application status features, licensees can now access the following features:

  • All licensees can see their current status and expiration date

  • Drivers can view their last drug test date and upcoming drug test due dates

  • Vehicle owners can view their base affiliation, SHL permit affiliation, and insurance information

  • Bases can view a list of affiliated vehicles, SHL permits and their statuses

  • Medallion agents can view a list of the medallions they manage, and their statuses

Licensees can use these new features by visiting and logging in with their license number, last five digits of their Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number, and mailing ZIP code.

If you need assistance or have questions about License Snapshot, please email




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