Pedicab Program

Orange County Pedicab Program
(Non-Motorized Vehicle for Hire)
 
Orange County Ordinance No. 2017-17 will license, permit and regulate the Pedicab Industry within the I-Drive District boundaries and is effective on January 1, 2018. The Pedicab Ordinance created the pedicab owner decal and the pedicab driver’s permit.
 
WHAT IS A NON-MOTORIZED VEHICLE FOR HIRE PEDICAB OWNER DECAL?
A pedicab decal is obtained by the owner for each pedicab owned and authorizes the pedicab owner to operate each pedicab in the I-Drive District. The pedicab decal is not transferable.
 
Pedicab Owner Decal Application Minimum Requirements:
  • Must complete the Pedicab Owner Decal Application: Click here for Application
  • Appointments are required to complete the application certification. Please call Elizabeth Belknap: 407-248-9590 or email: ebelknap@idrivedistrict.com to schedule your appointment. Available appointment times are Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Must bring printed copy of the completed application, certificate of insurance and business tax receipt with you to your appointment. If not, you will be asked to reschedule.
  • Decal application fee: (A separate decal is required for each pedicab vehicle)
    • Applying January – March: $125.00 each
    • Applying April – June: $93.75 each
    • Applying July – September: $62.50 each
    • Applying October – December: $31.25 each
  • Minimum insurance coverage: $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 in the aggregate
  • Proof of insurance must be maintained within the pedicab at all times when operating within the District boundaries. (Digital copies are acceptable - i.e. mobile device)  
  • Business Tax Receipt is required from Orange County Tax Collector
  • Pedicab must meet inspection requirements set forth in the Ordinance. See Ordinance for details.
  • If pedicab fails first inspection, a second inspection can be scheduled at no additional fee if completed within 30 days of first inspection.
  • Upon approval, pedicab decal must be affixed and displayed at all times on the pedicab on the left rear portion of the pedicab.
  • Each decal expires on December 31st of the year issued. Renewal of decal is required for each year thereafter.
 
WHAT IS A NON-MOTORIZED VEHICLE FOR HIRE PEDICAB DRIVER’S PERMIT?
A pedicab driver’s permit must be obtained by driver before operating a pedicab in the I-Drive District.
 
Pedicab Driver’s Permit Application Minimum Requirements:
  • Must complete the Pedicab Driver’s Permit Application: Click here for Application
  • Appointments are required to complete the application certification. Please call Elizabeth Belknap: 407-248-9590 or email: ebelknap@idrivedistrict.com to schedule your appointment. Available appointment times are Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Must bring Florida Driver License and printed copy of the completed application with you to your appointment. If not, you will be asked to reschedule.
  • Permit application fee:
    • Applying January – March: $55.00 each
    • Applying April – June: $41.25 each
    • Applying July – September: $27.50 each
    • Applying October – December: $13.75 each
  • A valid State of Florida issued driver license
  • Pedicab driver must be 18 years of age
  • Background check required (included in application fee). Processing time: 1-3 business days. 
  • Proof of insurance must be maintained within the pedicab at all times when operating within the District boundaries. (Digital copies are acceptable - i.e. mobile device)
  • Upon approval, a pedicab driver will be issued a photo pedicab driver permit ID card which must be worn visibly at all times while operating a pedicab
  • Each driver’s permit expires on December 31st of the year issued. Renewal of permit is required for each year thereafter.
 
DO PEDICABS HAVE OPERATING REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS?
Yes, the Pedicab Ordinance No. 2017-17 lists operating requirements and restrictions for both pedicab owner decals and pedicab driver’s permits. See Ordinance for exact details.
 
Minimum Pedicab Operating Requirements and Restrictions:
  • Pedicab must display pedicab decal at all times
  • Pedicab driver must wear and display photo pedicab driver permit ID card at all times
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages while operating or being transported by a pedicab is prohibited
  • Fare schedules must be visibly posted on pedicabs
  • Proof of required insurance coverage must be kept in the pedicab
  • Pedicab passengers must remain seated 
 
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PEDICAB REGULATIONS & REQUIREMENTS?
  
Orange County Sheriff's Office files