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Hoisting Machine Operator License


City Buildings, Department of

A person must have a Hoisting Machine Operator License to operate a crane or other hoisting machine in New York City. This license is issued by the Department of Buildings.

There are three classes for this license:
  • Class A licenses, for machines with a boom length under 200 feet;
  • Class B licenses, for machines with any boom length;
  • Class C licenses, for machines under 50 tons.
Contact the Department of Buildings for more information.

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)

Licensing Division
280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone (212) 393-2259

For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Licensing Unit.

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