Horse Drawn Vehicle Regulations June 12, 2018 Revised June 19, 2018

Revised Horse-Drawn Vehicle Regulations

June 19, 2018 | 2 min reading time

Revised Horse-Drawn Vehicle Regulations

The rules and regulations for horse-drawn vehicles in the City of St. Louis have several sources. There are a number of ordinances that relate to the care and health and welfare of animals, and other ordinances that relate to the business of operating horse-drawn vehicles. These ordinances are collected and organized in the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis.

Specifically in regard to operating horse-drawn vehicles, these ordinances give the City's Board of Public Service the power to issue certificates that allow horse-drawn vehicles to operate within the City. The ordinances also give the Board of Public Service the power to adopt rules and regulations for the operation of horse-drawn vehicles (Rev. Code 8.43.020[]).

Link To Rules and Regulations DocumentThe regulations do not include all rules pertaining to caring for horses and operating carriages. They are in addition to and a complement to the existing ordinances. Regulations adopted by the Board of Public Service cannot alter or supersede the ordinances of the City of St. Louis.

To help the public understand the rules that apply, and because the rules relating to operating horse-drawn vehicles and caring for the horses have multiple sources in the law, the City of St. Louis Department of Health has prepared a comprehensive guide to those laws and regulations. LINK TO GUIDE. 

Questions about the regulations can be directed to or 314-657-1568.

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