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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 8.98 Taxicabs and Service Cars Part IV

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Chapter 8.98
Taxicabs and Service Cars
PART IV TAXICABS - LICENSING

Sections:

8.98.227 Required.
8.98.233 Penalty for violation of Section 8.98.227.
8.98.239 Issuance--Certificate of convenience and necessity--Required.
8.98.245 Other taxes and licensing requirements.
8.98.251 Number--Metal plate--Duplicates.
8.98.257 Fee.
8.98.263 Fastening plate to vehicle.
8.98.269 Transfers--Counterfeit plates.
8.98.275 Display of revoked license.
8.98.277 County taxicabs.

City Counselor Ops.: 8237, 9342

8.98.227 Required.

No person shall engage in the business of operating a taxicab upon the streets of the city without first obtaining a license so to do. This provision shall not apply to any person engaged in the business operating a taxicab upon the streets of the city solely for the purpose of discharging a passenger or a parcel of merchandise which was picked up at a location outside of the city limits.
(Ord. 58795 5 (part), 1983.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8378

8.98.233 Penalty for violation of Section 8.98. 227.

Any person violating the provisions of Section 8.98.227 shall be punished as follows:

A. Any person convicted of a first offense shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars;

B. Any person convicted twice within 24 months, shall be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred dollars;

C. Any person convicted three times or more within 24 months, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars.
(Ord. 58795 5 (part), 1983.)

8.98.239 Issuance--Certificate of convenience and necessity--Required.

The license required by Section 8.98.227 shall be issued by the license collector when the applicant thereof has obtained a certificate of convenience and necessity from the board of public service, as prescribed in this part and has complied with all other provisions of this chapter applicable to the obtaining or issuing of the license.
(Ord. 58795 5 (part), 1983.)

8.98.245 Other taxes and licensing requirements.

The license tax required by this part shall be a tax on the business of conveying passengers over the streets in the city by means of taxicabs, and nothing in this part shall be so construed as to exempt the owner from paying to the city the tax imposed by the city in licensing motor vehicles or automobiles to be operated on its streets, or any registered tax which the city may levy on motor vehicles or automobiles, or the tax which the city levies on motor vehicles or automobiles as personal property. Nor shall anything in this part exempt the owner or driver of a motor vehicle from the qualification which the city or the state may require of persons who operate motor vehicles or automobiles.
(Ord. 58795 5 (part), 1983.)

8.98.251 Number--Metal plate--Duplicates.

Upon the payment of the license tax provided for in this part, the license collector shall assign to each taxicab a distinctive number, and shall issue to the owner a metal plate with this number thereon, and a license to operate the taxicab. The license shall bear the number so assigned, and shall also state that the vehicle is a taxicab, and that it is to be driven or operated by the owner or an employee. In the event of the loss, mutilation or destruction of the license or plate, the owner may obtain from the license collector a duplicate thereof upon filing an affidavit showing that the license or plate has been lost, mutilated or destroyed, and paying a fee of one dollar therefor.
(Ord. 58795 5 (part), 1983.)

8.98.257 Fee.

If the applicant has already paid a taxicab license for any one year, the license fee for that taxicab shall be adjusted so that the amount to be paid for the balance of the year shall not exceed the rate of twenty-five dollars.
(Ord. 58795 5 (part), 1983.)

8.98.263 Fastening plate to vehicle.

The number plate provided for in this part shall be securely fastened to the vehicle, for which it has been issued, where it can be readily seen.
(Ord. 58795 5 (part), 1983.)

8.98.269 Transfers--Counterfeit plates.

No plate or license shall be used which has not been duly issued by the license collector for the particular vehicle on which the plate or license is to be used, nor shall anyone use or permit to be used any false or counterfeit plate or license. When any vehicle for which the plate or license has been issued shall be bona fide and permanently withdrawn from service and replaced by another vehicle, the plate or license may be transferred from the abandoned vehicle to the replacing vehicle upon application therefor to the license collector, and upon the payment of a fee of one dollar.
(Ord. 58795 5 (part), 1983.)

8.98.275 Display of revoked license.

Whenever any license to operate any taxicab has been revoked, as provided in this part, it shall thereafter be unlawful to display or use the license as authority for the operation of the taxicab in which it may be so used or displayed. If so displayed illegally, it shall be seized and held by the director of streets.
(Ord. 58795 5 (part), 1983.)

8.98.277 County taxicabs.

Taxicabs and operators licensed under appropriate ordinances of St. Louis County or municipalities in St. Louis County which are substantially equivalent to the regulations of this city shall be permitted to deliver within the city passengers and parcels originating in St. Louis County and will be permitted to pick up passengers and parcels on order within the city for delivery in the county. It shall be unlawful for any county cab to pick up a "hailing" customer within the city.

A. It shall be unlawful for any cab company authorized under this section to operate from one point to another point within the city.

B. All taxicabs from St. Louis County must submit a request to the board of public service, requesting permission to operate in the city as authorized by subsection A of this section. Said request shall be accompanied with an insurance policy in the amounts authorized by Section 8.98.172.

C. The director of streets may summarily withdraw the authorization granted in this section from any taxicab company or operator which he finds is not operating substantially in accordance with the regulations of the city, including but not limited to regulations with respect to public safety, insurance and equal employment opportunity or who by its operation is engaging in unfair or disruptive competition. Notice of withdrawal shall be sent by registered mail to the taxicab company's listed office in the county, to the chief of police of the city and shall be posted in the civil courts building.

D. It shall be unlawful for any taxicab company or operator to drive any taxicab within the city for any purpose after notice of withdrawal or privileges is posted on the civil courts building.
(Ord. 58795 5 (part), 1983.)

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