TLC – Taxi & Limousine Commission

Decisions Posted on Site:
Administrative Law Judges’ Appeal Decisions (2007 – present)

Link to Taxi & Limousine Tribunal’s web site 

The Taxi & Limousine Tribunal is an independent New York City administrative tribunal. The Taxi & Limousine Tribunal provides hearings on tickets issued by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) to its licensees for violations of NYC and TLC rules and regulations.

Pursuant to Mayoral Executive Order 148 of 2011, the Tribunal, which had been part of the TLC, was transferred into the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings on July 3, 2011.

The Taxi & Limousine Tribunal employs Hearing Officers, also called Administrative Law Judges or ALJs, to preside at its hearings. Taxi & Limousine Tribunal ALJs are experienced, independent decision-makers responsible for deciding cases. ALJs have the authority to impose civil fines of up to $10,000 depending on the severity of a violation, as well as the suspension of respondents’ licenses.

The rules of the Taxi & Limousine Tribunal are found in Chapter 68 of Title 35 of the Rules of the City of New York (“Adjudications”), as amended by the Appendix to the Mayor’s Committee on Consolidation of Administrative Tribunals Report and Recommendations (“Report Appendix”) (available athttp://www.nyc.gov/html/ajc/downloads/pdf/consolidation_report_final_lh.pdf).

The hearing and appeal processes, as well as the rights of parties appearing at the Taxi & Limousine Tribunal, are described in its Rules. In brief, licensees wishing to contest tickets appear at hearings before ALJs who, after consideration of testimony and documentary evidence presented at the hearings, issue decisions and orders that either find a respondent in violation and impose a penalty, or dismiss the ticket. Any party disagreeing with an ALJ’s decision may file an appeal with the Tribunal, provided that the procedures set forth in Tribunal’s Rules are followed. Additionally, parties may petition the TLC Chairperson for review of appeal decisions.

Decisions posted on the Center’s website are appeals decisions rendered by the Taxi & Limousine Tribunal Appeals Unit and final decisions by the TLC Chairperson.