A Sightseeing Bus License is required for any business that will arrange the operation of one or more motor vehicles that seats eight or more passengers, and operates these motor vehicles for hire, either to bring passengers from a fixed point in New York City to places of interest, or is used for a special trip or excursion from a starting point within New York City.
Please note that a Sightseeing Bus license is required for sightseeing buses that begin a tour outside of New York City and pick up new passengers within New York City.
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
42 Broadway, Lobby
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Sightseeing Bus License