CHAPTER 14 MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC.*
Article XIII. Taxicabs and Vehicles for Hire.
Sec. 14-13-2. Annual permits required for operators, drivers and vehicles.
(a) No person, corporation, partnership, cooperative, business, fictitious
name or dispatch center shall engage in the business of operating any kind of
taxicab or vehicle for hire within the city, without an operator’s permit,
driver’s permit and vehicle permit issued by the city. Each permit shall
be valid for one year, unless suspended or revoked and must thereafter be
renewed. Such permits shall not be assigned, sold or transferred to another
operator, driver or vehicle.
(b) City council shall set by resolution the
fees required for obtaining operator’s, driver’s and vehicle
permits, including, but not limited to, fees for fingerprinting and vehicle
(c) There shall be imposed on each operator and driver a
license fee in an amount established by city council resolution. It is unlawful
to operate or allow to be operated a taxicab or vehicle for hire without payment
of such business license.
(d) All permits shall be valid for a period not to
exceed one calendar year. Unless otherwise provided by the chief of police,
applications for all permits shall be submitted to the chief of police on or
before November 1st of each year for the following calendar year and all permits
shall expire on December 31st of each year. Permits may be renewed annually by
application to the city. Current permit holders have priority for annual
(e) Every person holding a permit issued under this article shall
at all times keep the city notified of his or her current address and shall
notify the city in writing within ten days of any address change. (Ord. No.
1399, § 3 (part).)