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 inspections.
(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 renewal.
(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).)