City of Monroe, WI
Green County
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§ 3-8-1 License required.

[4-15-1980; 2016 Code]
No person shall operate or cause to be operated any taxicab within the limits of the city without having first secured a taxicab business license.

§ 3-8-2 Definitions.

[4-15-1980; 2016 Code; 2-22-2017]
In this chapter:
TAXICAB
Means a motor vehicle regularly engaged in the business of carrying passengers for hire, not operated on a fixed route. Taxicab does not include transportation network company as defined by § 440.40 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
TAXICAB DRIVER
Means a person who operates a taxicab.

§ 3-8-3 Exceptions.

[4-15-1980; 2016 Code]
Any person licensed by any other municipality as a chauffeur or operator shall not be required to procure a taxicab business license in the city, to carry taxicab passengers for hire from another municipality into the city, but this exception does not permit such chauffeur or operator to operate a taxicab wholly within the limits of the city.

§ 3-8-4 Taxicab business license.

[4-15-1980; 6-3-1986; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Application. Application for a taxicab business license or an annual renewal thereof, accompanied by the appropriate fees as prescribed by section 3-8-5 of this chapter, shall be made in writing to the city clerk upon forms provided by said clerk not less than 15 days before any license year, or not less than 15 days before commencing any taxicab business within the city. Upon compliance with the provisions of this chapter and upon the approval of the application by the council, the clerk shall issue to the applicant a taxicab business license.
(B) 
License denied. No license shall be issued to any person who is delinquent in payment of any taxes, assessments, claims or forfeitures to the city.
(C) 
Due process protection. Any person who is denied the issuance of an initial or renewal license under this chapter shall be notified of the right to request a hearing before the council, at which the person may show cause, if there be any, why the issuance of the license should not be denied.

§ 3-8-5 License fees.

[2-18-2004; 2016 Code]
The annual taxicab business license fee shall be set by resolution of the council. The fee for a license issued for less than one year shall be prorated accordingly. The license year shall be from July 1 through June 30 of the following year.

§ 3-8-6 Taxicab indemnity bond.

[2-18-2004; 2016 Code]
No person shall operate a taxicab business within the city unless there shall be on file with the city clerk a good and sufficient indemnity bond, policy or insurance or other contract in writing in such form and containing such conditions and terms as may be approved by the city attorney issued by a surety, indemnity or insurance company lawfully qualified to do business in this state under which such indemnitor shall assume the liability prescribed by this chapter with respect to such vehicle. Said undertaking shall be subject to the approval of the city attorney and shall provide that the indemnity be directly liable for and shall pay all damages for injuries to persons or property that may be recovered against the owner or operator of vehicles owned by the taxicab business by reason of negligent use or operation thereof in a combined property damage and personal injury coverage amount of not less than $1,000,000.00 for each accident.

§ 3-8-7 Provisions, cancellation of undertaking.

[4-15-1980; 2016 Code]
No such undertaking shall be terminated at any time before its expiration under the terms thereof, nor canceled for any reason whatsoever, unless there shall have been filed with the city clerk by the indemnitor a notice thereof at least 10 days before the date of such termination or cancellation. The provisions of this chapter shall be a part of every such undertaking and no other provision thereof or agreement between parties thereto shall operate the same.

§ 3-8-8 Vehicles and equipment.

[4-15-1980; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Equipment. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, all provisions of chapter 347 of the Wisconsin statutes and Trans 305 of the Wisconsin administrative code describing and defining regulations with respect to equipment on motor vehicles shall apply to all taxicabs. References to specific statute sections and administrative codes wherever used in this chapter, shall mean Wisconsin statutes 2013-14 and Wisconsin administrative code of 2015, and acts supplementary and amendatory thereto.
(B) 
Police inspection. The police department shall inspect the mechanical condition of each vehicle for which an application for a license is made and shall make annual inspections of all licensed vehicles before the license year. No vehicle shall be operated, whether licensed or not, as a taxicab if the police department shall find that the mechanical condition thereof makes it unsafe for the carrying of passengers. Unannounced inspections shall be made by the police department upon a valid citizen complaint. A written inspection report shall be completed for each vehicle inspected. One copy of the inspection report shall be retained on file at the city clerk's office.

§ 3-8-9 General regulations.

[4-15-1980; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Identification. All taxicabs shall be suitably marked or identified as such.
(B) 
Subject to traffic regulations. The state traffic code and the city traffic regulations shall apply to the use and operation of taxicabs.
(C) 
Operator not to drink or use drugs. No person driving or operating a taxicab shall drink any intoxicating beverage or be under the influence thereof, nor shall any person drive or operate a taxicab while under the influence of a controlled substance.

§ 3-8-10 Revocation.

[2-18-2004; 2016 Code]
A taxicab business license may be revoked by the council for a violation of any provision of this chapter. The city clerk shall notify the licensee, in writing, of such intent to revoke. The licensee shall have 10 days from the date of the notice to submit a written request for a hearing before the council regarding the revocation.