Hoisting Machine Operator License

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A person must have a Hoisting Machine Operator License to operate a crane or other hoisting machine in New York City. This license is issued by the Department of Buildings.

There are three classes for this license:
  • Class A licenses, for machines with a boom length under 200 feet;
  • Class B licenses, for machines with any boom length;
  • Class C licenses, for machines under 50 tons.
Contact the Department of Buildings for more information.


NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Licensing Division
280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2259
licensingdob@buildings.nyc.gov
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Licensing Unit.
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/buildings

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