Sightseeing Bus License

New Application Fees: Fees Vary HOW TO APPLY
Application Reviewed Within: 2 Weeks AFTER YOU APPLY
Renewal Fees: $100 Per Bus OPERATING & RENEWING
Renewal Cycle: 2 Years OPERATING & RENEWING


Consumer Affairs, Department of City
A Sightseeing Bus License is required for any business that will arrange the operation of one or more motor vehicles that seats eight or more passengers, and operates these motor vehicles for hire, either to bring passengers from a fixed point in New York City to places of interest, or is used for a special trip or excursion from a starting point within New York City.

The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) issues this license.

Please note that a Sightseeing Bus license is required for sightseeing buses that begin a tour outside of New York City and pick up new passengers within New York City.
Next: Apply

NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)
Licensing Center
42 Broadway, Lobby
New York, NY 10004
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Sightseeing Bus License

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