File a Report With Yellow Cab NYC Lost and Found Department in a Flash
Losing an item can be a real hassle, especially if it’s something you cannot get by without during the day, e.g., your phone, wallet, or home or car keys. You need to find the lost object as soon as possible to prevent further administrative and logistic problems.
Are you wondering what the best way is to get hold of the Yellow Cab NYC Lost and Found Department to report your missing item? This article offers different options, lists the necessary steps, and presents the most efficient solution—DoNotPay! Sign up for our service to retrieve any item you’ve lost efficiently and quickly.
If you’ve lost an item in a New York yellow or green taxi, you need to contact that taxi’s garage. That way, you’ll be able to check:
- If they’ve found your object
- How and when you can collect it
To avoid wasting time dialing the wrong numbers, waiting on hold, and speaking to the wrong taxi garage, you should first identify your taxi.
You can report a lost item sooner if you’re able to figure out what type of NYC taxi you were in. To determine whether you lost your item in a yellow, green, or standby yellow taxi, you need to inspect your receipt—here’s how you can do that:
|NYC Taxis||What To Look For on a Receipt|
|Yellow taxis||Medallion number (MED#)—has four letters and numbers|
|Standby yellow taxis||Identification number (ID)—consists of six letters and numbers|
|Green taxis||License number—consists of five letters and numbers|
Once you’ve identified the NYC taxi you were in, you need to call the garage to check if they’ve found your item. Here’s how you can get the right number:
- Open the NYC Taxi Lookup page
- Enter the taxi license number from your receipt
- Hit Submit
If you cannot find the garage information through the above-presented tool, you should take the following steps:
|Call the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC)||You should:
|File a service request||If you’ve lost an item after TLC business hours and on weekends or holidays, you need to file a report online|
You can report a lost item online by taking the following steps:
- Access the NYC Lost Item in Taxi page
- Tick the color of the taxi
- Pick in the drop-down menu what group your lost object belongs to
- Provide additional details about the item
- Type in the driver name (optional)
- Enter the license number
- Provide the description of your lost item
- Select the date when you last saw your object
- Choose if you paid in cash or by card
- Indicate where you placed the object in the taxi
- Enter pick-up and drop-off times
- Attach a photo of the lost item, if you have one
- Click on the Next button
- Follow the prompts to submit your request
When a taxi driver locates an object, they should:
- Try to return it to the owner
- Notify their taxi garage
- Take it to one of NYC Lost Property Designated Police Precincts
To see if your lost object has ended up in one of these police centers, you need to:
- Open the NYC Lost Property Police Precincts page
- Get the contact information
- Visit or call Lost and Found Police Precincts
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- Select the Find My Lost Items product
- Enter where you last saw the missing object (for instance, in Metro, MTA, Uber, a cafe, restaurant, store, etc.)
- Type in the description of the item and, if possible, upload its photo
- Indicate the date and time when you last had the item
DoNotPay uses provided information to select the right contact data and instantly get in touch with the company in your stead. If your object is found, we’ll also let you know how you can get it back.
Take a look at the following useful tips that can help you get ahold of your lost property quickly:
- If you left your phone in a taxi, you should dial your cell phone number the moment you realize it’s missing
- In case you started or ended your drive at a major transit area—an airport or rail station—you could call or visit the Lost and Found office at that location
- If you were picked up or dropped off at a hotel, you should contact the reception to check if the taxi driver brought the lost item there
Keep in mind that while a TLC representative might ask for the last four digits of your credit card to help with the search, you shouldn’t give your complete card number to anyone.
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