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Pedicab Program

Pedicab Owner Decal and Operator Permit fees

Fee TitleFee
Pedicab Owner Decal$156.00
Pedicab Operator Permit$91.00

General Information

Pedicabs are a popular mode of non-motorized transportation for residents and tourists alike throughout the City of San Diego. In response to concerns due to the increasing prevalence of pedicabs, the City of San Diego has enacted new regulations governing pedicabs, owners, and operators.

The main purpose of these regulations is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the general public and passengers using pedicabs. The intent of these regulations is to further facilitate the orderly flow of traffic and to relieve congestion and traffic hazards associated with pedicab use.

The City's pedicab ordinance was amended on 9-11-2009 (effective 10-11-2009), by Ordinance No. 19898 and is printed in the San Diego Municipal Code Chapter 8, Article 3, Division 1. For the users' convenience a copy of the ordinance is posted below. Also posted below are the processes for obtaining pedicab operator's and vehicle permits.

Pedicab Vehicle Permits (Decals) Are Not Transferable!

Applications for human powered vehicle permits (decals) and applications for human powered operators permit for calendar year 2013 will be available at Transportation Engineering Division, 1010 Second Avenue, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101. Pedicab office hours are from 10 am - 1 pm and 3 pm - 4 pm Monday through Thursday and 10 am - 1 pm on Friday. Please refer to the City of San Diego Pedicab Bulletin (PDF) for more information.

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