FAQ - Central Dispatch Facility

Who is eligible for registration?

What are the fees, terms of registration?

What forms of payment does the Department of State accept?

Are surcharges collected?

Where do I send the completed application package?


Who is eligible for registration?

To be eligible for registration, a central dispatch facility must be able to certify that more than 90 percent of its for-hire business is on a payment basis other than direct cash payment by a passenger (e.g., by voucher); and cannot own 50 percent or more of the cars being dispatched. Independent owners working for themselves are not covered under this law

What are the fees, terms of registration?

What forms of payment does the Department of State accept?

You may pay by check or money order made payable to the Department of State or by MasterCard or Visa using a credit card authorization form. DO NOT SEND CASH. Application fees are nonrefundable. A $20 fee will be charged for any check returned by your bank.

Are surcharges collected?

The collection of surcharges and the preparation of Surcharge Reports is mandatory for all central dispatch facilities that were in existence on or after October 1, 1999. Before a company may register, it must obtain from the program administrator for the Black Car Fund, Marsh USA Inc., a certification that the company is in compliance with its surcharge obligations to the Fund. This certification must be attached to the company's application.

Where do I send the completed application package?

Send your completed application package to the Black Car Fund at the following address:
Marsh USA, Inc.
Sheridan Meadows Corporate Park North
6500 Sheridan Drive
Suite 114
Williamsville, NY 14221

Important: Do not send your application package to the NYS Department of State.