Sec. 14-13-11. Vehicle color scheme and markings.

(a) It is unlawful to operate a taxicab or vehicle for hire within the city which does not have printed or placed upon doors on both sides of the vehicle and on the rear deck of such taxicab or vehicle for hire the name and telephone number of the operator. All such lettering shall be in letters not less than two inches in height. In addition, the dome light markings shall read the same as the operator’s name or fictitious name written upon the rear doors and rear of the vehicle or only shall read “Taxi.” In addition, every taxicab or vehicle for hire shall have printed or placed upon the exterior in conspicuous letters of the same color not less than three and one-half inches in height, of a color in contrast to the color of the taxicab or vehicle for hire, the number of such taxicab or vehicle for hire, which numbering shall be printed or placed on each side of the vehicle on the leading edge of the front door and on the rear of the trunk.
(b) The taxicabs or vehicles for hire of each owner holding a permit under this article shall be numbered from number one to a number corresponding with the total number of taxicabs or vehicles for hire for which such permit has been issued. Such vehicle numbers shall be given to the city in writing at the time of the making of the application for a permit and must be approved by the chief of police. (Ord. No. 1399, § 3 (part).)