Apply for a Pedicab Company License

Do you need a Pedicab Company License? You are in the right place! We can help you apply for your license.

Online Form

Check your eligibility

To get your business license, make sure you don't owe money to the City. We're unable to issue you a business license if you don't meet these requirements.

UNSURE IF YOU OWE?

  • Check if you owe court fees, property taxes or parking tickets. Call the Treasurer's Office at 616-456-3020
  • Check if you owe taxes to the City. Call the Income Tax Department at 616-456-3415
  • Check if the property is properly zoned.  Call the Zoning Department at 616-456-4100

Gather your information

We'll need to know a few things about your company before we issue a license. Here's a look at what we need from you:

Information about ALL owners, partners or corporate officers

  • Name
  • Address
  • Last 4 digits of Social Security number
  • Driver's license or State ID number
  • Date of birth
  • E-mail address

Insurance Documentation Requirement

  • A certificate of insurance showing $1,000,000 of liability insurance
  • City of Grand Rapids must be listed as an additional insured on the certificate of insurance

Inspection Requirement

A bike mechanic must inspect each of your vehicles before we'll issue a license. Download and print the form below and take it to a bike mechanic. We'll ask you to upload a scanned copy of the completed form with your application.

Pedicab Mechanical Inspection Form(PDF, 24KB)

Questions

Have questions? Give us a call at the number listed in the Contact Us section of this page. There are many things that you need to do to apply for the license. We recommend reviewing the Pedicab Company License Checklist for more details.

Pedicab Company License Checklist(PDF, 179KB)

Pedicab License Ordinance

Have your Visa or MasterCard ready

There is a $325 license application fee for new applications. The fee for renewal applications is $201. Your first vehicle is included under your company license. Any additional vehicles are $29. Application fees are non-refundable.

There's no extra processing fee to pay with a card online. We accept Visa and MasterCard payments online.

Complete the online application

We have an online form to guide you through this process. The application might take some time. That's why we recommend that you gather all the required information first.

Apply Online in English

We'll review your application

It takes us 5-10 business days to process applications. Keep in mind that it may take longer to process your application if we find that you need to make changes.

We'll call or email you to let you know that your license and vehicle decals are ready. You can either pick them up from the office or we'll mail it to you. Your license is valid through the season.

Renew your license

We use a standard licensing year of July 1 through June 30 for all businesses. Your license will expire on June 30 regardless of when you apply. The fees are also the same no matter when you apply during the year.

Paper Form

Check your eligibility

To get your business license, make sure you don't owe money to the City. We're unable to issue you a business license if you don't meet these requirements.

UNSURE IF YOU OWE?

  • Check if you owe court fees, property taxes or parking tickets. Call the Treasurer's Office at 616-456-3020
  • Check if you owe taxes to the City. Call the Income Tax Department at 616-456-3415
  • Check if the property is properly zoned.  Call the Zoning Department at 616-456-4100

Gather your information

We'll need to know a few things about your company before we issue a license. Here's a look at what we need from you:

INFORMATION ABOUT ALL OWNERS, PARTNERS OR CORPORATE OFFICERS

  • Name
  • Address
  • Last 4 digits of Social Security number
  • Driver's license or State ID number
  • Date of birth
  • E-mail address

INSURANCE DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENT

  • A certificate of insurance showing $1,000,000 of liability insurance
  • City of Grand Rapids must be listed as an additional insured on the certificate of insurance

INSPECTION REQUIREMENT

A bike mechanic must inspect each of your vehicles before we'll issue a license. Download and print the form below and take it to a bike mechanic. We'll ask you to upload a scanned copy of the completed form with your application.

Pedicab Mechanical Inspection Form(PDF, 24KB)

QUESTIONS

Have questions? Give us a call at the number listed in the Contact Us section of this page. There are many things that you need to do to apply for the license. We recommend reviewing the Pedicab Company License Checklist for more details.

Pedicab Company License Checklist(PDF, 179KB)

Pedicab License Ordinance

Have your payment ready

There is a $325 license application fee for new applications. The fee for renewal applications is $201. Your first vehicle is included under your company license. Any additional vehicles are $29. Application fees are non-refundable. Here's a look at our accepted payment methods:

MAILED PAYMENTS

  • Check
  • Money order

IN PERSON PAYMENTS

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Money order
  • Credit or debit cards (Visa, Discover, or MasterCard)

Download the application

Fill out the PDF application and return it to us by mail or in person.

Download the Application in English

Mail or drop off your completed application

Make sure you have the appropriate payment ready. Refer to step 3 for accepted payment methods.

We'll review your application

It takes us 5-10 business days to process applications. Keep in mind that it may take longer to process your application if we find that you need to make changes.

We'll call or email you to let you know that your license and vehicle decals are ready. You can either pick them up from the office or we'll mail it to you. Your license is valid through the season.

Renew your license

We use a standard licensing year of July 1 through June 30 for all businesses. Your license will expire on June 30 regardless of when you apply. The fees are also the same no matter when you apply during the year.

Phone

Make sure we're open

Our office hours are 8 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday. We are out of the office on public holidays.

Call us for instructions

You can find our number in the Contact Us section of this page. We'll get you all the information you need to apply for your business license.

In Person

Check your eligibility

To get your business license, make sure you don't owe money to the City. We're unable to issue you a business license if you don't meet these requirements.

UNSURE IF YOU OWE?

  • Check if you owe court fees, property taxes or parking tickets. Call the Treasurer's Office at 616-456-3020
  • Check if you owe taxes to the City. Call the Income Tax Department at 616-456-3415
  • Check if the property is properly zoned.  Call the Zoning Department at 616-456-4100

Gather your information

We'll need to know a few things about your company before we issue a license. Here's a look at what we need from you:

INFORMATION ABOUT ALL OWNERS, PARTNERS OR CORPORATE OFFICERS

  • Name
  • Address
  • Last 4 digits of Social Security number
  • Driver's license or State ID number
  • Date of birth
  • E-mail address

INSURANCE DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENT

  • A certificate of insurance showing $1,000,000 of liability insurance
  • City of Grand Rapids must be listed as an additional insured on the certificate of insurance

INSPECTION REQUIREMENT

A bike mechanic must inspect each of your vehicles before we'll issue a license. Download and print the form below and take it to a bike mechanic. We'll ask you to upload a scanned copy of the completed form with your application.

Pedicab Mechanical Inspection Form(PDF, 24KB)

QUESTIONS

Have questions? Give us a call at the number listed in the Contact Us section of this page. There are many things that you need to do to apply for the license. We recommend reviewing the Pedicab Company License Checklist for more details.

Pedicab Company License Checklist(PDF, 179KB)

Pedicab License Ordinance

Have your payment ready

There is a $325 license application fee for new applications. The fee for renewal applications is $201. Your first vehicle is included under your company license. Any additional vehicles are $29. Application fees are non-refundable. Here's a look at our accepted payment methods:

MAILED PAYMENTS

  • Check
  • Money order

IN PERSON PAYMENTS

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Money order
  • Credit or debit cards (Visa, Discover, or MasterCard)

Visit our office to apply

Visit us on the 2nd floor of City Hall. Our address is in the Contact Us section of this page. We'll get you an application and answer all of your questions about the process. Make sure you have your payment ready. You can see our accepted payment methods in step 3 above.

We'll review your application

It takes us 5-10 business days to process applications. Keep in mind that it may take longer to process your application if we find that you need to make changes.

We'll call or email you to let you know that your license and vehicle decals are ready. You can either pick them up from the office or we'll mail it to you. Your license is valid through the season.

Renew your license

We use a standard licensing year of July 1 through June 30 for all businesses. Your license will expire on June 30 regardless of when you apply. The fees are also the same no matter when you apply during the year.