The Arlington City Council amended the Transportation Chapter of the City Code, allowing Pedicabs and Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs) to be permitted as for-hire transportation in the Entertainment District in 2014. All pedicab and NEV-for-hire operators and drivers will need to be permitted to operate.

Permitted Pedicabs and NEVs-for-hire are allowed to operate from the opening of parking lots before a Special Event, during a Special Event, to three hours after a Special Event, and only in the Entertainment District. Operation outside the Entertainment District and on days when there is no Special Event in the Entertainment District is prohibited. In addition, Pedicabs and NEVs-for-hire are prohibited from loading and unloading passengers on certain streets, unless there is a designated Vehicle-For-Hire stand posted by the City. Pedicabs and NEVs-for-hire are prohibited from traveling along Collins Street between I-30 and Division at all times.

Driver Applications

Driver's Permit applications are accepted on a continuous basis. All applications must be submitted in person or by mail to the Public Works and Transportation Department, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 101 W. Abram Street, Arlington, TX 76010.

Certificate of Operation

Pedicab and NEV-for-hire companies/operators will need to apply for a Certificate of Operation. By ordinance, the number of pedicabs permitted in Arlington will be capped at 40, and the number of NEVs will be capped at 25. There is a limit of 4 pedicabs and 5 NEVs per eligible company/operator. In the event that the city receives applications for more than 40 pedicabs or 25 NEVs, a public lottery will be conducted to assign permits. For more information on the lottery process, please see the Transportation Ordinance.

Pedicab and NEV Lotteries – Both lotteries for Pedicab and NEV Certificates of Operation will take place on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. in the Arlington City Council Chamber. 

Completeness checks will be provided by the City upon request of the applicant.  Requests for a completeness check are due no later than close of business on Friday, December 20, 2019. The applicant shall pay an application review fee of $50 for the completeness check.

Complete applications are due on Monday, January 6, 2020.  The applicant shall pay an application fee of $100 upon submittal of the Certificate of Operation application.  Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant and will not be considered for the lottery. 


Contact Us

General Information: Contact Public Works and Transportation at or 817-459-6550

Vehicle Inspections: Contact Code Compliance at 817-459-5986