City of Osage Beach, MO
Camden County
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Section 640.010 Enforcement.

[Ord. No. 15.32 §1, 4-16-2015]
The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to all motor vehicles which are used as taxicabs or otherwise engaged in the carriage of passengers for hire, including vehicles which operate upon the acceptance of donations or gratuities, within the City limits of Osage Beach, except that this Chapter shall not apply to any person who shall operate a vehicle for hire not otherwise routinely based, operated within the City limits solely for the purpose of discharging a passenger or a parcel of merchandise which originated outside of the City limits. The provisions of this Chapter shall not apply to transportation provided by any person who possesses a permit issued by the State Division of Motor Carrier and Railroad Safety or Missouri Public Service Commission to transport passengers for hire and over whom the City has no authority.

Section 640.020 Permit and Fees.

[Ord. No. 15.32 §1, 4-16-2015]
It shall be unlawful for any person or legal entity to operate or conduct a taxicab business or similar business within the City limits of the City of Osage Beach without first obtaining a permit and complying with the provisions of this Chapter. The permit fee for the operation of a taxicab business is fifty dollars ($50.00).

Section 640.030 Application.

[Ord. No. 15.32 §1, 4-16-2015]
Any person desiring to secure a permit to engage in, operate or conduct a taxicab or limousine business or similar business within the City of Osage Beach shall file with the City Clerk a written application containing the following information:
A. 
For the applicant and owner for the vehicles and any and all drivers operating under the permit, their full name, active public telephone number, and all residential and business addresses, for the past five (5) years; if a partnership, the name and residential and business addresses of all the partners for the past five (5) years; if a corporation or other legal entity, the name and residential address of the principal officers, directors, or managers for the past five (5) years.
B. 
Whether or not the applicant, or any persons listed in Subsection (A)(1) above, has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to violating any Federal or State felony or misdemeanor law, or any provision of the Osage Beach Municipal Code or has ever had a driver's permit, taxicab, limousine or similar permit or vehicle registration or permit revoked or suspended.
C. 
The number of vehicles proposed to be operated and a complete identification of each, including the make, model and vehicle identification number of each taxicab and the registered owner. Any subsequently acquired vehicle shall be endorsed on the application before being placed into operation under this permit.
D. 
The name and characteristic insignia to be used to designate the taxicabs of the applicant.
E. 
A copy of the certificate of insurance or a copy of the applicable commercial liability insurance policy for each vehicle and each driver employed by the applicant.

Section 640.040 Denial of Taxi Permit.

[Ord. No. 15.32 §1, 4-16-2015]
A. 
Grounds to deny a permit to operate shall include, but not limited to, the following:
1. 
Any incomplete or false information in the application.
2. 
Whenever any person required to be listed upon the application has had a permit issued under this Chapter revoked within the past two (2) years.
3. 
Whenever an applicant has outstanding judgments against him for damages resulting from the negligent operation of a vehicle.
4. 
If an applicant has been convicted of a felony within the past ten (10) years or any misdemeanor involving theft or the sale of or possession of illegal drugs or sexual abuse within the past five (5) years or any State or municipal ordinance violation of leaving the scene of an accident or failure to report an accident, driving on a suspended or revoked license or any alcohol related driving violation within the past ten (10) years.

Section 640.050 Issuance; Display of Permits.

[Ord. No. 15.32 §1, 4-16-2015]
A. 
Each vehicle permit shall be numbered with a number referencing the permit to operate and shall be displayed, along with the driver's name and picture, within the vehicle at all times.
B. 
The City Clerk shall keep a record of the number of the vehicle permits issued to each permit holder together with the make, model and vehicle identification number of the taxicab for which each was issued.
C. 
No vested rights shall accrue to the holder of any permit to operate and no permit issued under this Chapter shall be transferred, assigned or delegated to any other party.

Section 640.060 Duration of Permit and Renewal.

[Ord. No. 15.32 §1, 4-16-2015]
A. 
All permits issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall be in effect from the date of issuance until the following June 30.
B. 
After any such permit shall have been issued, the permit holder shall be entitled to a renewal thereof for one (1) year; upon submission of a new application and payment of the permit fee.

Section 640.070 Responsibility of Permitee.

[Ord. No. 15.32 §1, 4-16-2015]
No permit holder shall allow a driver who is employed by or contracting with such permit holder to drive a taxicab or other such vehicle if the permit holder knows or has reason to know that the driver has failed to comply with this Chapter or other applicable laws. The permit holder shall not permit any vehicle governed by this Chapter to be operated for hire by anyone not registered as a driver pursuant to the requirements of this Chapter.

Section 640.080 Revocation.

[Ord. No. 15.32 §1, 4-16-2015]
A. 
After notice and an opportunity to be heard, the Chief of Police and City Administrator may revoke a permit to operate if they find a permit holder has consistently violated the provisions of this Chapter or any City ordinance, State law or Federal statute, or is endangering public safety or the permit holder is unfit or incapable of operating a taxicab business.
B. 
Whenever any taxi permit is revoked, suspended or expired it shall be unlawful to display or use that permit in any vehicle.

Section 640.090 Insurance.

[Ord. No. 15.32 §1, 4-16-2015; Ord. No. 16.59 §§1 — 2, 6-23-2016]
It shall be unlawful to operate a taxicab or premium sedan service unless the applicant shall file with the City Clerk and keep current for each vehicle and driver, a certificate of insurance, listing the City as an addition insured, providing limits of not less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for bodily injury to any one (1) person and one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) for bodily injury in any one (1) accident and fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for property damage, or in the alternative combined single limit coverage of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000.00). Such certificate of insurance shall insure each vehicle and driver operating under the permit and shall provide for cancellation notice to the City of at least fifteen (15) days prior to cancellation.

Section 640.100 Fare Schedules.

[Ord. No. 15.32 §1, 4-16-2015]
A. 
All permit holders shall establish fare schedules. Fare schedules shall be clearly visible and legible outside of every cab and in the passenger compartment. No fare shall be charged which is in excess of the fare computed in accordance with the established fare schedule. Each driver will upon request estimate the charge to the passenger's destination. This Section shall not apply to a previously contracted premium sedan service operating under a contract clearly stating the price of that service under Section 640.140 of this Code.
B. 
A driver shall upon request provide a receipt, showing the driver's name, company name, permit number, date and amount of fare.

Section 640.110 Signage.

[Ord. No. 15.32 §1, 4-16-2015; Ord. No. 15.43 §1, 5-7-2015]
A. 
All taxicabs shall bear on the outside of the vehicle on each side in letters at least six (6) inches in size the word "taxi" or "cab."
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any vehicle other than one operated pursuant to a valid vehicle permit to display any markings suggesting or indicating it is a taxicab.

Section 640.120 Prohibited Conduct.

[Ord. No. 15.32 §1, 4-16-2015]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any driver of any taxi or other vehicle for hire to:
1. 
Operate any taxi or originate the carrying of any person or package for hire within the City without having a valid taxi permit issued under this Section.
2. 
Deceive any passenger or potential passenger regarding destination, fare rates or charges for a trip.
3. 
To convey a passenger to a place other than that directed by the passenger or convey a passenger by any indirect route.
4. 
Accept any additional passenger without the consent of the original passenger.
5. 
Carry any passengers in the front seat in excess of the number of installed and working seatbelts.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to engage in the carriage of passengers for hire, including vehicles which operate upon the acceptance of donations or gratuities without full and complete compliance with the provision of this Chapter
C. 
Any person found guilty of violating any provision of this Chapter shall be punished under Section 100.190 of this Code.

Section 640.130 Driver Qualifications.

[Ord. No. 15.32 §1, 4-16-2015]
A. 
Every driver of a taxicab or limousine shall:
1. 
Be able to communicate in English.
2. 
Possess a valid Missouri chauffeur's (Class E) permit.

Section 640.140 Premium Sedan Service.

[Ord. No. 15.32 §1, 4-16-2015]
A. 
A vehicle for hire may operate as a premium sedan under this Chapter only under the following terms and conditions:
1. 
Premium sedans shall bear a permit designation of "Livery Service" and shall bear no other markings.
2. 
Premium sedan drivers must be summoned solely at the request of the passenger.
3. 
Premium sedans are required to operate only by prearranged contract with the specific passenger and his/her guests being transported.
4. 
No premium sedan shall pick up any passenger other than the specific passenger, and guest(s) of said passenger, for whom the premium sedan was called.
5. 
The fact that a premium sedan driver is stationed on, or within two hundred (200) feet of a hotel or business property, whether or not on private property, without an electronic or written trip ticket in the vehicle for a trip at that date, time and place shall constitute prima facie evidence that the driver is operating an illegal taxicab service in violation of this Chapter.

Section 640.150 Reciprocal Effect.

[Ord. No. 15.32 §1, 4-16-2015]
The City of Osage Beach hereby recognizes any taxi permit issued by the City of Lake Ozark under the Lake Ozark Municipal Code so long as said section contains at least substantially the requirements of this Chapter. Upon presentation of a taxi permit from the City of Lake Ozark and the application and payment of fees for a taxi permit under Section 640.030 of this code the City Clerk shall issue a taxi permit to the applicant.