A Pedicab Business License is required for any business that owns, leases, or otherwise controls a pedicab or pedicabs and operates or authorizes the operation of one or more pedicabs for hire to passengers within the City of New York. The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) issues this license.
Please note: Pedicabs CANNOT operate in New York City without a DCWP-issued pedicab registration plate. By law, the City can only issue new pedicab registration plates when the number of registered pedicabs falls below 840. You should submit this application if:
- A licensed pedicab business has agreed to transfer a pedicab registration plate to you and you are a new business or a licensed pedicab business with fewer than 30 registered pedicabs.
- There is a Pedicab Registration Plate Lottery, and you receive an offer to be issued a pedicab registration plate after applying for the lottery.
NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)
42 Broadway, Lobby
New York, NY 10004
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Pedicab Business