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Suffolk County Taxi & Limousine Commission (SCTLC)

As the business of transporting passengers in pre-arranged, for-hire vehicles is a vital and integral part of Suffolk County’s transportation system, the Suffolk County Taxi & Limousine Commission (SCTLC) was created.

The Suffolk County Taxi & Limousine Commission (SCTLC) strives to achieve two main goals to better protect that system. First, to guard against the dangers posed to residents by unsafe operation of taxicabs, limousines and livery vehicles, and second, to protect the free commerce of for-hire vehicle operators.

The SCTLC operates under the auspices of the Suffolk County Department of Labor Licensing and Consumer Affairs. Registration applications can be obtained in person, requested by mail or downloaded.

Suffolk County Taxi and Limousine Commission regulates the registration of for-hire vehicles operating in Suffolk County and is empowered to take action enforcing the registration as well as the rules and regulations requirement across the industry necessary to ensure a fair, safe and pleasant riding experience for all passengers.

Additional Licensing Requirements

Background Check & Drug Screening

In addition to completing and submitting their application, applicants for both For-Hire Vehicle and For-Hire Driver Licenses MUST pass a background check for ANY SCTLC For-Hire License to be issued. Applicants for a For-Hire Driver License must also undergo and pass a Drug Screening. For-Hire Driver License holders are required to pass Drug Screening annually.

Referral information for both LabCorp and Morphotrust will be given after a complete application is submitted.

Background Check

IdentoGo by Morphotrust USA

IdentoGo by Morphotrust USA will process Vehicle and/or Driver License applicant Background Checks for the SCTLC.

Applicants will be fingerprinted and pay a $99.75 fee directly to IdentoGo by Morphotrust USA.

Fingerprints must be submitted under the SCTLC Originating Agency Number (ORI). The ORI may be obtained upon submission of application.


Applicants may schedule a Background Check appointment at IdentoGo by Morphotrust USA

By Phone

Call toll-free at 877-472-6915 to schedule an appointment.

Drug Screening


LabCorp will process Drug Screening for the SCLTC.

Upon submission of a Driver License application, applicants will receive a referral form allowing an appointment to be made at LabCorp. A fee of $26 is payable to LabCorp (check, credit, debit, money order only).



Walk-in appointments are also accepted. Check LabCorp website.

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901