HORSE DRAWN CAB – DRIVER (086)
DCA Licensing Center
42 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
For more information, call 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside of New York City).
You must have a Horse Drawn Cab Driver license to drive a horse drawn cab in New York City.
This description is only a general explanation of which individuals need to have a Horse Drawn Cab Driver license.
Note: New York City businesses must comply with all relevant federal, state, and City laws and rules. All laws and rules of the City of New York, including the Consumer Protection Law and Rules, are accessible using the Public Access Portal. For convenience, sections of the New York City Licensing Law (and Rules, if enacted) are available as a downloadable handout.
Please note that businesses are responsible for knowing and complying with the most current laws, including any City Council amendments. The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is not responsible for errors or omissions in the handout. The information is not legal advice. You can only obtain legal advice from a lawyer.
When You File Your DCA License Application:
Below are requirements when filing your license application:
- Basic Individual License Application
Applying for the license online does not mean the license is automatically approved. A major credit card is required to submit applications online. Convenience fees apply. After reviewing application requirements, please click the Apply Online link at the bottom of this Web page to submit your application online.
For in-person application submission, applicants can download the Basic Individual License Application (in PDF)
- Current color passport-size photograph of License Applicant
License Applicants can be photographed in the DCA Licensing Center at no cost.
Please note that you can upload an image file if you submit your license application online.
- Horse Drawn Cab Operator’s Course Completion Certificate.
Submit a copy of the certificate from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene showing that you have successfully completed the Horse Drawn Cab Operator’s Course. To register for this course, go in person to the address below with two passport-size photos of yourself and a $25 money order for the course fee. Cash or checks will not be accepted.
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Veterinary Public Health Services
220 Church Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10013
- Certificate Recommending an Applicant for a Horse Drawn Cab Driver License (download)
A New York City-licensed Horse Drawn Cab Driver must complete and sign the certificate which confirms your successful completion of an apprenticeship.
- Proof of Age
Horse Drawn Cab Driver applicants must be at least 18 years old. Proof of age can include:
- A driver’s license or a non-driver’s license identification issued by a State Department of Motor Vehicles
- Birth certificate with photo identification
- Alien card/green card
- Child Support Certification Form (download)
- Granting Authority to Act Affirmation (download)
If this application will be filed by someone other than the license applicant, the license applicant must submit a Granting Authority to Act Affirmation.
- License Fee
For in-person application submissions, the License Fee must be paid by credit card, money order, or check. Cards accepted include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card. Checks or money orders must be payable to NYC Department of Consumer Affairs. The chart below lists the amount due depending upon when your license application is filed. Note: An odd year is any year ending in an odd digit; for example, 2009, 2011, etc. An even year is any year ending in an even digit; for example, 2010, 2012, etc.
Please note that convenience fees apply if you submit your license application online. A major credit card is required to submit applications online.
HORSE DRAWN CAB DRIVER LICENSE
License Expiration Date
If You File Your Application Between These Dates:
Your License Fee is:
From June 1 in an even year to November 30 in an even year
From December 1 in an even year to May 31 in an odd year
From June 1 in an odd year to November 30 in an odd year
From December 1 in an odd year to May 31 in an even year
*Note: If you are applying for the license between December 1 in an odd year and May 31 in an even year, you can pay the prorated fee for the license period about to end ($8) PLUS the fee for the new two-year license period ($30), for a total of $38. If you pay both fees, you will not need to renew the license until May 31 of the next even year.
Online Applicants: If you submit your license application online between December 1 in an odd year and May 31 in an even year, you will be required to pay the combined fee totaling $38. You will not need to renew the license until May 31 of the next even year.
APPLICATION FILING PROCESS:
Please make sure that you have reviewed and recorded the information required to submit a license application online before clicking the button below. Note: As outlined in the “When You File” section, applicants must submit the following supporting documents: Photograph; Horse Drawn Cab Operator’s Course Completion Certificate; Certificate Recommending an Applicant for a Horse Drawn Cab Driver License; Proof of Age; Child Support Certification Form; and Granting Authority to Act Affirmation (if applicable). You must fax, e-mail, or bring documents to the DCA Licensing Center within five (5) business days after successfully filing the application form online. Please note that the image file you e-mail must be digital passport photo quality. A digital camera with a resolution of 1 mega-pixel will be more than adequate. Applicants can be photographed at no cost in the Licensing Center. Applicants should follow instructions on the printed confirmation page. Your license application will not be complete without these requirements.
You will be routed to NYC Business Express.
Applications may be filed in person at the DCA Licensing Center at the address above between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
After You File Your DCA License Application:
Below is information you need to know after submitting your license application:
- Probationary License
If you have not previously held a DCA Horse Drawn Cab Driver license, you will be issued a probationary license for six (6) months. At the end of the six-month period, if you did not receive any violations, you will be issued a Horse Drawn Cab Driver license.