Plate Transfer Appointment vs. Vehicle transfer appointment

Updated: Feb 21

What is a plate transfer appointment:

A plate transfer appointment is when your TLC vehicle license, not dmv plate license is given new plates. You would do this whenever you are changing plates on a TLC licensed vehicle, this could happen when your plates are lost or stolen somehow. Nowadays, it's mostly used for plate storage removal if you FS6 (surrendered ("destroyed") your plates).

Here are all the requirements you will need when you go to TLC for them:

Bring original Title; old DMV registration; DMV plate surrender receipt (FS-6 form)(if it was FS-6ed); updated For-Hire Insurance Certificate (FH-1) issued within the last 45 days; Certificate of Liability; photo ID; Power of Attorney (if applicable); company Filing Receipt; complete FHV Transfer application; signed Vehicle License Storage Form. Please note that cash is NOT accepted at the counter(money order/ credit cards only).

What is a vehicle transfer appointment:

A vehicle transfer appointment is for when you are changing the car under the TLC license and the plates stays the same. So if you bought a new car and need to change the registration to the new vin of the new car.

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Here are a list of useful links for TLC licensed drivers and TLC licensed vehicle owners: TLC UP for documents upload and registration information: TLC LARS for fees/r