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Shared Electric Scooter Permitting in Howard County

The Howard County Office of Transportation manages a process for permitting of shared electric scooter vendors to operate in the public right of way, similar to Baltimore City, Montgomery County and the District of Columbia.

  • Vendors can apply for a permit on an annual basis.
  • The enabling legislation for this permit process is CB 3-2020CR 78-2020, and CR 19-2024.
  • The Terms and Conditions for the permit can be viewed by clicking on TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
  • Shared electric scooter vendors who applied for a permit to operate in Howard County had to complete the requirements included in the PERMIT APPLICATION FORM.

In 2023 and 2024, no vendors applied for a permit to operate shared electric scooters in Howard County.

If a permit is granted to any scooter sharing vendor, that vendor's contact information will be posted on this webpage.


Howard County Office of Transportation

Chris Eatough, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator



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