By law, DCWP can only issue new pedicab registration plates when the number of registered pedicabs falls below 840. When this happens, DCWP conducts a lottery.
DCWP has determined that pedicab registration plates are available to be issued. The period to apply for the pedicab registration plate lottery begins November 14, 2022 and ends December 13, 2022. DCWP must receive the completed Pedicab Registration Plate Lottery Application by 11:59 PM on December 13.
Get an Application
The Pedicab Registration Plate Lottery Application packet includes:
- Notice published in The City Record on Monday, November 14, 2022
- Pedicab Registration Plate Lottery Application
- Frequently Asked Questions: Pedicab Registration Plate Lottery Application
Download the application packet.
Email the Pedicab Registration Plate Lottery Application to email@example.com.
Learn more about the plate lottery.
What Happens Next
After the lottery application period is over, DCWP assigns each accepted application a “Priority Number” using a computer-generated random number selection program.
If there are more applicants than available registration plates, DCWP will make offers to issue registration plates to applicants in order of Priority Number.
If there are more available registration plates than applications, DCWP will offer each applicant one plate, with the possibility of applying for more than one plate. The exact number of plates DCWP may offer to a pedicab business will be based on the number of applicants and the number of available plates until all registration plates are issued.
If you apply for the lottery, DCWP will email you a letter stating one of the following:
- You are receiving an offer to be issued a pedicab registration plate and confirming next steps.
- You were not randomly selected to receive an offer to be issued a pedicab registration plate.
If you receive an offer to be issued a pedicab registration plate, you must comply with all licensing and registration requirements within 45 days of the date you received DCWP’s offer or the offer will become void.