Dear yellow taxi vehicle owner,
taxis must still receive and pass three vehicle inspections per year.
However, in a move to improve capacity at TLC’s Woodside
Inspection Facility and improve convenience for taxi owners, your first
taxi inspection in 2019 will occur at an offsite DMV inspection
facility of your choice.
first vehicle inspection in 2019 will not occur at TLC’s Woodside
Inspection Facility. The second and third vehicle inspections in 2019
will occur at TLC’s Woodside Inspection Facility as usual.
What this means for you:
Between January 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019, your taxicab must pass a
safety and emissions inspection at any authorized New York State
inspection facility during the month your inspection sticker expires.
For example, if the inspection sticker on your vehicle expires in the
month of March of 2019, you must have your taxicab inspected between
March 1, 2019 and March 31, 2019.
If your taxicab is scheduled to retire between January 1, 2019 and
April 30, 2019, you may continue operating your current vehicle until
your next inspection at TLC’s Woodside inspection facility. You
must still take and pass a vehicle inspection during the month your
inspection sticker expires.
Any payments you have already made to the TLC for your January 2019
through March 2019 inspection will be credited back to you at your next
To find an off-site DMV inspection facility that is convenient for you, please visit the DMV’s website at https://process.dmv.ny.gov/FacilityLookup/.
as a result of industry hardship, the New York City Council is
considering legislation to study the medallion industry. TLC has
withheld enforcement against any medallion owner who has been unable to
pay their renewal fee and TLC will continue withholding this
enforcement while the Council considers legislation.
If you have any questions about where or when your next safety and emissions inspection will occur, please contactTLCexternalaffairs@tlc.nyc.gov.
TLC External Affairs