Hack License Renewal

License Application Renewal System https://www.nyc.gov/lars/

No need to go to NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), if you cabby (hack) license is due to renewal.

You can make your payment online. Just log in to TLC License Application Renewal System (LARS). And a fee is only $168 for 2 years. Taxi and Limousine Commission accepts only Visa, Master Card, AMEX or Discover credit card payment.

Keep in mind you still have to go to take and pass your drug test within the thirty (30) days immediately prior to the expiration date of your license. You cannot have it done without an appointment. For an appointment call 1(800) 923‐2624 and prepare to wait 5-10 minutes to wait for their answer. You must have your TLC hack & DMV licenses your drug check . Walk-ins without appointments will not be accepted. A major bank Credit or Debit card or a U.S. Postal or locally issued money order payable to: Labcorp in the amount of $26.00.

TLC Approved LabCorp Patient Service Centers test


3665 East Tremont Avenue (corner of Philips Street), Throgs Neck, NY 10465 Bronx


1720 East 14th St, Unit M1 (between King Hwy & Ave R) NY 11229, Brooklyn

189 Montague Street Suite 500 (off Court Street) NY 11201, Brooklyn,

1915 Ocean Ave (between Avenues N & O), NY 11211, Brooklyn

2035 Ralph Avenue (between Ave K & East 72nd Street), NY 11234, Brooklyn

456 5th Avenue, 2nd Fl. (between 9th & 10th Streets), Park Slope, NY 11215, Brooklyn

9920 4th Avenue, Ste. 103, Bay Ridge, (between 99th & 100th Streets), NY 11209, Brooklyn


109 Audubon Avenue, NY, NY 10032 (corner of 171st Street), Manhattan

22 West 23rd Street, 2nd Fl. (between 5th & 6th Avenues) NY, NY 10010, Manhattan

80 Bowery Street, 5th Floor # 503, Chinatown, NY, NY 10013 (Bowery & Canal Streets), Manhattan


111-16 Jamaica Avenue (between 111th & 112th Streets), Richmond Hill, NY 11418, Queens

136-20 38TH Ave 5L, Flushing, NY 11355, Queens

25-15 Steinway St Astoria 11103

31-00 47th Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101, Queens

33-54 83rd Street, Ste. G-102 between 34th & Northern Blvd, Jackson Heights, NY 11372, Queens

47-01 Queens Boulevard, Suite 207 Queens Blvd (between 47th & 48th Street), Woodside (Sunnyside), NY 11104, Queens

69-16 Metropolitan Ave Middle Village, NY 11379, Queens


4434 Amboy Road (corner of Richmond Avenue 2nd Floor), NY 10312, Staten Island


One more thing – Defensive Driving Course (DDC). Your DDC must be current (no older than 3 years). Read our website’s FAQs for additional information. If you have recently completed a new DDC, you must mail the original proof of completion with your renewal application. Check your garage persons DDC near you. Temporary completion receipts or certificates are accepted too. If you do Online course, it is accepted with original certificate of completion only. Make sure Email receipts will not be accepted.


Check you TLC records on account that there are not any open TLC Suspensions or outstanding fines. They call it “Zero outstanding judgments to the TLC, NYS DMV Traffic Violations Bureau, Department of Finance (DOF) Parking Violations and DOF Red Light Bureau”. Otherwise go & pay. It is easier that way.

There is still an old fashion option by mail: To the address listed on the renewal envelope with your renewal package. Money Orders ONLY, payable to: NYC TLC. Renewal form must be completely filled‐out, signed and date. Please do not send your renewal package via certified mail. The PO Box address will not accept certified mail it to:

Licensing and Standards Division

32‐02 Queens Boulevard

Long Island City, NY 11101‐2324

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) announced that it would be relocating its Licensing Offices at 32-02 in Long Island City.

The Licensing Offices will be closed November 11 through November 16, 2015.

TLC new offices will open on November 17, 2015 at the Falchi Building, 31-00 47th Avenue, 3rd floor, Long Island City.

While we’re closed, you can complete some licensing transaction here: www.nyc.gov/lars

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