All TLC For-Hire licensed vehicles in Westchester County must comply with the following:
- Be in good operating condition meeting standards designated by a state DMV or NY DOT, (whichever one is applicable).
- Possess a valid registration sticker from an authorized state DMV, (NY, CT, or NJ only).
- Maintain liability insurance coverage of $500,000 / $1,000,000 for vehicles with a seating capacity of more than 5 passengers but less than 20. All others must maintain appropriate state minimum liability insurance.
- Be licensed by the WCTLC.
- Have affixed to its front right-side windshield a current WCTLC permit decal.
- Possess a current New York State DMV inspection sticker or equivalent sticker from state where vehicle is registered. In the case of a NY registered vehicle passenger capacity of 10-14, must have DOT inspection sticker, or DOT exemption certificate.
- Current license plate number and vehicle identification number (V.I.N.) must match both state registration certificate and WCTLC vehicle permit.
- Be equipped with seat belts for each sitting position and shoulder belts for both front and rear outside seat positions.
- Be equipped with ‘Please Fasten Seatbelt’ signs.
- Ensure that all drivers maintain a hard-copy or read-only electronic trip log to include date, time, pick-up/drop-off location, and passenger’s name. The Trip Log should also include Off Duty notation when applicable.
- Every vehicle owner, or his/her designee, shall provide, upon request, to all potential passengers, who will be traveling with a child age four years and under, a child safety seat which meets the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards set forth in 48 C.F.R. 571.213, and which is either permanently affixed or is capable of being affixed to such vehicle.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has safety regulatory oversight when vehicles are used on a highway in interstate commerce to transport passengers if the vehicle is designed or used to transport nine to 15 passengers (including the driver) for compensation. For more information visit the www.fmcsa.dot.gov.