Town of Mamaroneck, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Mamaroneck 7-17-1996 by L.L. No. 14-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 219.

§ 198-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON
Includes individuals, copartnerships, corporations and incorporated and joint-stock associations.
PRIVATE LIVERY
Any motor-driven vehicle for the transportation for hire of passengers which does not operate over a fixed route, pursuant to permission granted under the provisions of the Transportation Corporations Law, and which solicits patronage from a central office on the basis of a flat rate or a fixed or hourly charge and which is designed to carry not more than seven passengers.
STREET
Every way set apart for public travel, except alleyways, bridle paths and footpaths.
TAXICAB
Any motor-driven vehicle for the transportation for hire of passengers which does not operate over a fixed route, pursuant to permission granted under the provisions of the Transportation Corporations Law, and which solicits patronage from a central office and/or on the public streets and which, when not carrying a passenger for hire, stands upon the public streets or elsewhere, either soliciting business or waiting for business, and which is designed to carry not more than seven passengers.
VEHICLE
Every device by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon the street.

§ 198-2 License application; investigation; issuance.

A. 
No person shall operate a taxicab or other vehicle for hire upon the streets of the Town of Mamaroneck outside of incorporated villages unless the driver has first obtained a taxicab driver's license.
B. 
Applications for such taxicab driver's license shall be filed with the Town Clerk on forms provided by him, and such applications shall be verified under oath and contain the following information:
(1) 
The applicant's name, address, telephone number, date of birth and social security number.
(2) 
A history of his employment.
(3) 
A statement as to whether or not the applicant has ever been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor.
C. 
The Police Department shall conduct an investigation of each applicant for a taxicab driver's license, and a report of such investigation and a copy of the traffic and police record of the applicant, if any, shall be attached to the application, for the consideration of the Town Clerk.
D. 
Upon approval of the application for a taxicab driver's license, the Town Clerk shall issue a license to the applicant, as provided in § 137 of the Town Law, which shall bear the name, address, age, signature and photograph of the applicant. Such license shall be in effect for the remainder of the calendar year, and a license for every calendar year thereafter shall be issued to the applicant unless the license for the preceding year has been revoked.

§ 198-3 License fees.

[Amended 8-17-2011 by L.L. No. 8-2011]
The fee payable to the Town Clerk for each taxicab license and private livery license is as set forth in § A250-1.

§ 198-4 Denial of license.

The Town Clerk may deny or revoke license to any person who, in the Clerk's judgment, shall be incapable of properly conducting the trade or business for which the license is desired or has been issued. No license shall be issued to any applicant who has been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony which, in the judgment of the Clerk, renders the applicant unsuitable to carry on the trade or occupation involved.

§ 198-5 Revocation.

A. 
All licenses shall have endorsed thereon the statement "This license is revocable."
B. 
Notice of a hearing and the reason or reasons for the same, in writing, shall be served upon the person named in the application or license by mailing the same to the address given in the application at least three days prior to such hearing.
C. 
When a license shall be revoked, no refund of unearned portion of the license fee shall be made.

§ 198-6 Appeals.

If the Town Clerk revokes or refuses to issue a license, the applicant may, within 10 days of notification by the Clerk, appeal to the Town Board. The Town Board shall review the appeal and, within 20 days of receipt of the appeal, make written findings which shall be forwarded to the applicant and filed in the Town Clerk's office.

§ 198-7 Expiration of licenses; replacement fee.

[Amended 8-17-2011 by L.L. No. 8-2011]
If a license or badge issued in accordance with this chapter is lost, the holder thereof may obtain a new license or badge upon application to the Town Clerk and the payment to the Town Clerk of the fee set forth in § A250-1.

§ 198-8 Transferability.

Such licenses may be transferred by the owner to a purchaser of his taxicab or private livery; other licenses issued or granted under this chapter shall be nonassignable and nontransferable, and no owner of a licensed taxicab or private livery may delegate his license privilege to any lessee or the deferred payment purchaser of his vehicle.

§ 198-9 Display of badge and license.

A. 
Every person shall, while driving a licensed vehicle, conspicuously wear on his outer garment a shield or metal badge bearing his license number, which shield or badge shall be issued by the Town Clerk.
B. 
Every driver licensed shall post his taxicab driver's license in such a place as to be in full view of all passengers while such driver is operating a taxicab.

§ 198-10 Display of number on vehicle.

No person shall operate or drive a taxicab, carriage or other vehicle used for the transportation of passengers for hire within said unincorporated portion of the Town of Mamaroneck unless such taxicab, carriage or other vehicle shall have a distinctive number corresponding to that on the license issued hereunder conspicuously displayed so that the same may be readily seen day or night from a distance of not less than 50 feet.

§ 198-11 Serving public.

No person driving a licensed vehicle shall refuse to transport passengers on request unless said vehicle is full.

§ 198-12 Schedule of fares.

No greater rate of fare than that stated below shall be charged for transportation between any two points in the unincorporated portion of the Town of Mamaroneck by any licensed vehicle:
A. 
From 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., between the railroad station and any point south of the Rockingstone in the Woods of Larchmont or south of Forest Avenue in Chatsworth Heights or south of Fernwood Road and Sheldrake Creek in the Larchmont Gardens or west of Weaver Street and Boston Post Road in Howell Park:
(1) 
Seventy-five cents for one passenger.
(2) 
One dollar and twenty-five cents for two passengers.
(3) 
Twenty-five cents for each additional passenger.
B. 
From 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., between any two points mentioned in Subsection A hereof:
(1) 
One dollar for one passenger.
(2) 
Fifty cents for each additional passenger.
C. 
From 1:30 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., $1.50 for one passenger; $0.50 for each additional passenger.
D. 
From 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., between any two points within the unincorporated portion of the town but beyond the distances enumerated in Subsection A hereof:
(1) 
One dollar and fifty cents for one passenger.
(2) 
Fifty cents for each additional passenger.
E. 
From 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., $2 for one passenger; $0.50 for each additional passenger.
F. 
From 1:30 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., $2 for one passenger; $1 for each additional passenger.

§ 198-13 Penalties for offenses.

A. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter, as the same may be from time to time amended, for which no other penalty is provided, shall be guilty of an offense punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.
B. 
Additional penalties.
(1) 
Violations of § 198-2 shall subject the offender, for each offense, to a civil penalty not to exceed $50.
(2) 
The penalty for violation as above provided shall be in addition to any fine provided for in § 198-13A.
(3) 
Every day or part thereof that such violation shall continue shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct violation of said several provisions of this chapter and shall render every person liable for a separate penalty for each such violation.