New York For-Hire Vehicle Base Station Bond
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How much does a vehicle for-hire base station bond cost?
New York for-hire vehicle base station bonds cost $100 annually for all applicants. Buy your bond online now to get your for-hire vehicle base station bond in minutes!
How do you get a New York vehicle for hire base station bond?
You can buy your New York City or Westchester County bond online 24/7. You'll just need to provide your base station, luxury limousine, or for hire vehicle business name for bond filing approval. Once your payment has been processed, your official New York surety bond will be sent to your email instantly.
How fast can I get a vehicle for-hire base station bond in New York?
SuretyBonds.com offers instant New York vehicle for-hire base station license bond delivery 24/7. Purchase now to receive your official bond delivered in minutes by email.
What is a base station bond?
A New York for-hire vehicle base station bond ensures a base station operates according to any applicable New York state rule or administrative code regulating the industry. New York City and Westchester County enforce their own vehicle base station bond requirements. New York City Law Section 59B-04 and Westchester County Regulation Section 500.02 each require a $5,000 surety bond be filed before a for-hire motor vehicle base license will be issued. These bonds protect the licensing authority in the event of licensee noncompliance. The bonded transportation company must reimburse their surety company for any claims paid out on their bond.
Who regulates licensing for New York vehicle for-hire base stations?
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission enforces licensing regulation and can be reached by calling 1(718)391-5501 or emailing [email protected].
The Westchester County Taxi and Limousine Commission enforces licensing regulation and can be reached by calling 1(914)995-8391.
Who needs a base station bond in New York?
You might need a surety bond if you own or operate a company that provides the following transportation services in New York state, New York City, or Westchester County.
- black car transportation
- black car base
- luxury limousine transportation
- luxury limousine base
- other central facility driver services where you charge mileage
How do I update or change my New York vehicle for-hire base station bond?
If New York City or Westchester County requires your for hire vehicle base station bond form to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from suretybonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common change requested is the company name.
How do I renew my New York vehicle for-hire base station bond?
You must renew your for-hire vehicle base station bond before its current term expires. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, we'll email you renewal instructions to keep your bond active for your next license term.
How do you become a for-hire vehicle base station in New York?
Complete the following steps to apply for your New York City for-hire motor vehicles livery base license or black car and luxury limousine base license.
- Clear all outstanding fines owed to a city/state agency (if applicable).
- Email your completed business name reservation request to [email protected].
- Email your completed application and supporting documents, including your $5,000 surety bond, to [email protected].
- Get fingerprinted.
The following documents must be submitted when applying for a Westchester County permit to own a base station.
- completed application
- copy of criminal background form
- 2 forms of identification
- schedule of the base station's rate of fare
- $5,000 surety bond
- copy of your “Official Filing Receipt” of your Certificate of Incorporation (corporations only)
- 3 forms of reference
- payment of nonrefundable fees
Mail your application and supporting documents to the following address.
Westchester County TLC Offices
Department of Public Safety
112 E Post Road 10601
White Plains, NY 10601
Call 1 (800) 308-4358 to talk with a Surety Expert today.