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How much does a $5,000 New York for-hire vehicle base station bond cost?
New York for-hire vehicle base station bonds cost $100 and are issued instantly for all applicants. Simply click Buy Now to purchase your bond online via our secure bond checkout. In just a few minutes you can be on your way to being bonded as a for-hire vehicle base station in New York City or Westchester County.
Why is a for-hire vehicle base station surety bond required?
If your business dispatches for-hire vehicles and the location of these vehicles, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission requires that you post a bond in the amount of $5,000.
By posting a bond, the principal obliges to truly comply with the provisions of Title 19, Chapter 5 of the Administrative Code of New York City, in addition to all rules and regulations given by the Taxi & Limousine Commission.
For-hire vehicle base station bonds will are continuous during the term unless canceled by the surety. If the surety chooses to cancel a bond, a written cancellation notice must be sent to the Taxi & Limousine Commission 30 days prior to the given cancellation date.
This specific bond type has a given expiration date. All bonds will remain continuous during the term unless canceled by the surety. If the surety chooses to cancel a bond, a written cancellation notice must be sent to the Taxi & Limousine Commission 30 days prior to the given cancellation date.
How to become a for-hire vehicle base station in New York City
To legally operate as a for-hire vehicle base station you must be licensed. All license applications must be completed in full and be accompanied by the following attachments:
- Child support certification
- For-hire insurance certificate
- $5,000 surety bond
Additional information might be required on a case-by-case basis.
How to get a for-hire vehicle license
To obtain a New York black car and luxury limousine license, the following requirements must be completed and submitted.
- Complete the black car and luxury limousine license application after reading the filing instructions
- Schedule an appointment to submit your application to the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC)
- Get fingerprinted after filing an application with TLC
For more information on for-hire vehicle bases and licenses, visit the New York For-Hire Vehicle Bases page.
Getting a Base Station License in Westchester County
Westchester County requires all base stations to be licensed and they must follow strict guidelines for the operation of its vehicles and drivers. The vehicle base owner must ensure that:
- They follow all rules and regulations
- Their business records are maintained in a satisfactory manner
- All customers receive safe and courteous service
- All rates are registered yearly with Westchester County TLC
- Customer complaint procedures are up-to-date and available
Visit the Westchester County TLC to view all the base stations they regulate.