Pedal Cab Driver

What is a Pedal Cab Driver?

A person or business that operates a pedal cab.

A pedal cab is a multi-wheeled, hooded, or unhooded vehicle that is propelled by human power and is used for the transport of passengers for a fee on the public streets. 

 

 Basic Information

How to access the online application

You can access the online application by clicking on the blue buttons on the right-hand side of this page.

A pedal cab driver applicant or their employer can check the status of an application at any time through the online application portal. Please download our Application Status Check-In Guide(PDF, 457KB) for step by step instructions.

We strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Safari browsers to complete the online application.

 

When to apply for a pedal cab driver license

We recommend that current pedal cab drivers apply for a new pedal cab driver license 30 days before their current license expires. This will ensure that Excise and Licenses has plenty of time to process the application so that there is no lapse in the pedal cab driver's ability to work.

 

Applying for a New Pedal Cab Driver License

Before You Apply

Before beginning your online application, please take the following actions:

  1. Read the ordinance here and here governing pedal cab driver licenses to ensure that this license is right for you.
  2. Review map(PDF, 1MB) for areas approved for Pedal Cabs to operate.
  3. Find a Pedal Cab Company that will employ you and will provide you with a Letter of Hire(PDF, 585KB).
  4. Start gathering all of the required documents listed in the next section of this website. Make sure the documents are filled out completely and uploaded onto your computer. Note that some documents may take several days to obtain, such as a Colorado Driving Record.
  5. Ensure that you have a banking account, Mastercard, Visa, or Discover card that you can use to pay online.
  6. Start your application!

 

 

Required Documents and Fees

Upon application, you will need to pay a $25 application fee and a $25 license fee. These fees can be paid with a bank account or a Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card. 

The following documents are required upon application:

 

 

Application Process

NOTE - Excise and Licenses will strive to process any application for a new pedal cab driver license within 7 business days. The application review process may take longer if the application is found to be incomplete or if a police review is required.

The application process for a new pedal cab driver license is as follows:

  1. The applicant submits an application online. All required documents must be uploaded before the application is submitted.
  2. Excise and Licenses will review the application and supporting documents for completeness. If the application is found to be incomplete, a "notice of deficiency" email will be sent to the applicant allowing 14 days for corrections.
  3. A police review will be required if any incidents appear on the certification of driving record violations document or the Colorado Driving Record document. If the police require additional information, a "notice of deficiency" email will be sent to the applicant allowing 14 days to upload the requested information.
  4. If the applicant is found to be eligible for licensing, a copy of the pedal cab driver's professional license and a temporary badge document valid for ten (10) calendar days will be emailed to the applicant, allowing the pedal cab driver to immediately start working. Meanwhile, a permanent pedal cab driver badge will be mailed to the address provided in the online application if requested, or the pedal cab driver may come in to Excise and Licenses to pick up the badge. Be sure to read and follow all conditions printed on the temporary badge document and the professional license.
  5. The pedal cab driver should read the section below titled 'Once You Have Your License' and be sure to adhere to each of the specified requirements of licensure.

 

 

Once You Have Your License

License Must be Carried and Badge Must be Displayed While Working

Excise and Licenses will email a professional license to all pedal cab drivers. This license (or a clear picture of the professional license) must be carried by the pedal cab driver at all times during which the pedal cab driver is working.

The permanent pedal cab driver badge issued by Excise and Licenses must be worn on the outermost part of their clothing in a clearly visible manner at all times during which the pedal cab driver is working. If a badge is lost or damaged, a replacement badge can be requested online.

Changes in Employment

If a pedal cab driver wishes to start working for a new employer, they must file an online amendment application with Excise and Licenses and have the application approved before making the proposed change. They must provide a Letter of Hire(PDF, 585KB) from the new Pedal Cab Company that they will be employed by.

Requirement to Keep Contact Information Up to Date

If a pedal cab driver's contact information changes, they must file an online amendment application notifying Excise and Licenses of the change.

Requirement to Renew Annually

Professional licenses expire annually. It is unlawful for a pedal cab driver to work with an expired license. Renewal applications must be filed online with Excise and Licenses before a license expires.

 

 

 

How to Renew a License

Renew a License

WHEN TO RENEW

You can renew your Pedal Cab Driver license as early as 60 days before the expiration date. You should receive an e-mail notification when your renewal period opens.

HOW TO RENEW

Use the renewal link on the right hand side of this page to access our online licensing portal. On the "Welcome" page, select "Renew or Manage" action under Occupational Licensing. On the "My Licenses" page, select the "Renew Application" action for the license you wish to update, and then follow the prompts.

 

Required Documents and Fees

Upon renewal, you will need to pay a $25 license fee. This fee can be paid with a bank account or a Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card.

The following documents are required upon application.

All Pedal Cab Drivers

 

Renewal Application Process

Note - Excise and Licenses will strive to process any application for a pedal cab driver renewal within 7 business days. The application review process may take longer if the application is found to be incomplete or inconsistent.

The renewal process is as follows:

  1. The applicant submits a renewal application online. All required documents must be uploaded before the application is submitted.
  2. Excise and Licenses will review the application and supporting documents for completeness and consistency. If the application is found to be incomplete, an email will be sent to the applicant allowing 14 days for corrections.
  3. If the applicant is found to be eligible for renewal, a copy of the pedal cab driver license will be emailed to the applicant. Be sure to read and follow all conditions printed on the business license.
  4. A new expiration sticker for the year will be mailed to the applicant. This sticker will need to be placed on the applicant's badge over the previous year that is located on the back of the badge.

 

Once Your License is Renewed

License Must be Carried and Badge Must be Displayed While Working

Excise and Licenses will email a professional license to all pedal cab drivers. This license (or a clear picture of the professional license) must be carried by the pedal cab driver at all times during which the pedal cab driver is working.

The permanent pedal cab driver badge issued by Excise and Licenses must be worn on the outermost part of their uniform or clothing in a clearly visible manner at all times during which the pedal cab driver is working. If a badge is lost or damaged, a replacement badge can be requested online.

Changes in Employment

If a pedal cab driver stops working for a particular employer they must file an online license amendment application notifying Excise and Licenses of the change within 72 hours.

If a pedal cab driver wishes to start working for a new employer, they must file an online amendment application with Excise and Licenses and have the application approved before making the proposed change.

Requirement to Keep Contact Information Up to Date

If a pedal cab driver's contact information changes, they must file an online amendment application notifying Excise and Licenses of the change.

Requirement to Renew Annually

Professional licenses expire annually. It is unlawful for a pedal cab driver to work with an expired license. Renewal applications must be filed online with Excise and Licenses before a license expires.

 

Check on the Status of a Renewal Application

A pedal cab driver applicant can check the status of an application at any time through the online application portal. Please download our Application Status Check-In Guide(PDF, 457KB) for step by step instructions.

 

 

Notifications & Amendments

Add or Remove Employers

WHEN TO FILE

Before beginning to work for a new employer, pedal cab drivers must file an Employer Change application and have it approved.

HOW TO FILE

Please use the link on the right-hand side of this page to access our online licensing portal. Once you arrive at the "My Licenses" page, select the "Amendment" action for the license you wish to update, and then follow the prompts.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

IF YOU ARE ADDING AN EMPLOYER

NO DOCUMENTATION IS NEEDED TO REMOVE AN EMPLOYER

 

Update Contact Information

WHEN & HOW TO FILE

If you would like to update your contact information, please use the link on the right-hand side of this page to access our online licensing portal. Once you arrive at the "My Licenses" page, select the "Amendment" action for the license you wish to update, and then follow the prompts.

LEGAL NAME CHANGES

If your legal name changed, please e-mail a written request to licenses@denvergov.org and include one of the following documents in your e-mail:

  • A certified copy of a marriage certificate indicating your new name
  • A certified copy of a final divorce decree in which the judge listed your desired name change directly on the decree
  • Other certified court documents granting a legal name change

 

Get a Replacement Badge

WHEN TO FILE

If your body artist badge has been lost or stolen.

HOW TO FILE

Please use the link on the right-hand side of this page to access our online licensing portal. Once you arrive at the "My Licenses" page, select the "Amendment" action for the license you wish to update, and then follow the prompts.

NO DOCUMENTATION IS NEEDED TO REQUEST A REPLACEMENT BADGE