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.