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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Taxi / Tour Guide / Pedicab

Tour Planner License

Business/Individual, Equipment
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In order to ensure that residents and visitors have options related to tours and hospitality in New Orleans, the City regulates the issuance and renewal of licenses to Tour Planners. Tour Planners are required to maintain liability insurance, and maintain the authority to do business with the State and the City Bureau of Revenue. Please familiarize yourself with New Orleans City Code New Orleans City Code Chapter 30 and govern yourself accordingly.

Duration: All Tour Planner licenses expire annually on December 31


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Currently reside in Orleans Parish
  • All changes of individuals authorized to conduct business on behalf of the company shall be reported to the Taxicab and For Hire Vehicle Bureau within ten (10) working days of such changes. The failure to certify within such time or to possess the qualifications required of the individuals under this article shall be cause for the suspension of license held by such corporation, association, or partnership
  • A Tour Planner License may be either suspended or revoked by the Director of the Department of Safety and Permits for the following causes:
  • Violations of rules and regulations of conduct and ethics established by the Department of safety and Permits;
  • Nonpayment of fees; or
  • Issuance of a license on the basis of false and/or incomplete information furnished by the applicant
  • All Tour Planners must maintain a business office with a telephone number in Orleans Parish
  • All Tour Planner licenses expire annually on December 31. The Tour Planner License shall be applied for and renewed at a fee of $500.00 and provision of evidence that the business continues to possess the necessary qualifications for holding a Tour Planner License


  • $500.00 per year

Required documents/steps

All required documents must be delivered in person to New Orleans City Hall at 1300 Perdido Street, One Stop Shop, 7th floor, New Orleans, LA 70112

  • Completed application
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residence. Acceptable Documents: Birth Certificate, Certificate of Naturalization, valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Residence Card
  • Proof of Residency (must be a resident of Orleans Parish) - Acceptable Documents: Utility bill, water bill, landline telephone bill, mortgage/rental agreement in applicant’s name
  • Certified copy of Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization and Louisiana Secretary of State identifying the name(s) and position(s) of all officers and members. Applicant must submit a notarized letter signed by the officer (s) and/or member (s) of the company authorizing the applicant to conduct business on behalf of the company
  • Orleans Parish Occupational/General Business License (Business required to maintain a business office in Orleans Parish)
  • Comprehensive Liability Insurance must be obtained in the amount of $300,000.00
  • A Fidelity Bond in the amount of $10,000.00 shall be secured by the business
  • Federal background check ($50 money order only to New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB), allow 5-7 days for results) Testing Facility Information  NOTE: Tour Planners are not required to complete a drug test.

Issuing agency

Taxicab and For Hire Vehicle Bureau
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Last updated: 4/17/2015 12:21:00 PM

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