The Department of Public Safety regulates the operation of horse drawn carriages for public hire on public roads. It is unlawful to operate, or permit another to operate, a horse drawn carriage unless the owner of has obtained a license from the Department. Additionally, the driver of a carriage must hold a valid certificate of competency to operate a horse drawn carriage granted by an inspector of the Department. All license and certificate applications can be obtained via the link below.

Prior to contacting the Department with any questions, please review the FAQ ("Frequently Asked Questions") link below for further information. All applications, inquiries, or suggestions should be mailed to:

Department of Public Safety
Horse Drawn Carriage Licensing

One Ashburton Place Room 1301
Boston, MA 02108

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