Town of Westfield, NJ
Union County
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[G.O. No. 1873, § I]
(a) 
License required. No person shall hire, keep or use for hire or pay, or cause to be kept or used for hire or pay, any limousine utilizing the Town of Westfield as a principal place of business as expressed in N.J.S.A. 48:16-18 without having first obtained a license for that purpose from the Town Clerk for such limousine which license shall be known as "limousine license." Such license shall be for a term of one year from the date of issuance and shall be renewable annually and shall be nontransferable.
(b) 
Fee. The fee for the issuance of such license shall be $50 for each limousine licensed. Each such vehicle used as a limousine shall be licensed separately.
(c) 
Qualifications. The Town Clerk shall issue such license after satisfactory compliance by the applicant with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 48:16-13 to 22 and the payment of the aforesaid fee.
(d) 
Form and content of license. There shall be a separate license issued for each limousine to be licensed. The license shall be in writing, numbered, in triplicate, signed by the Town Clerk on a form provided by the Town, and shall contain the following information: Name, business address, business telephone number of the owner; number of the license; make, model, year, serial number and license plate number of the vehicle; the name of the company supplying insurance coverage; the policy number; and the name, address, and telephone number of the insurance agent.
(e) 
By whom issued. Limousine licenses or any renewal thereof shall be issued by the Town Clerk and no approval of the Town Council is required.
(f) 
Where displayed. One copy of the limousine license, when issued, shall be retained by the Town Clerk. The applicant shall receive the original and one copy. The original shall be kept in the limousine at all times.
[G.O. No. 1523, § I]
Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, duly licensed limousines shall be entitled to transport passengers from points in the Town of Westfield to other points within the Town of Westfield at a fee or rate to be established between the passenger and operator by mutual agreement prior to the ride commencing; provided, the limousine or operator in question meets the following criteria:
(a) 
If a fixed rate of this service has been established by the limousine service it shall be posted in the vehicle.
(b) 
No limousine operator shall operate between points solely within the Town of Westfield unless or until such operator shall have filed with the Town Clerk a public liability and property damage insurance policy in standard form which shall comply with the following requirements:
(1) 
An insurance policy issued by an accredited insurance company authorized to transact the business of casualty insurance in the State and acceptable to the Town, covering each vehicle so operated which policy shall cover the period included in the limousine license to be issued by the Town. Each such policy shall run concurrently with the fiscal year for which a license has been issued.
(2) 
Such insurance policy shall insure the owner and driver of such vehicle with a minimum limit for each accident for bodily injury of $100,000 to any one individual or total of $300,000 for all persons injured with a property damage loss in the minimum amount of $50,000. If said policy is a single-limit policy, this single limit shall not be less than $300,000.
(3) 
Each such insurance policy shall contain a provision to the effect that the same cannot be cancelled, except on at least 30 days' notice in writing by the insurance company to the Town Clerk of the intention of such insurance company to cancel the same.
(4) 
No insurance policy shall be acceptable if the insurance coverage is for private livery only, unless such policy expressly contains a waiver by the insurance company that if the vehicle insured is operated in violation of the coverage intended, the company will not claim such violation to avoid liability thereunder.
(5) 
In the event that any insurance policy covering any such vehicle used for the transportation of passengers for hire shall lapse or shall be cancelled by the issuing company, then the limousine license issued by the Town shall thereupon become void, and the owner of such vehicle shall be required to immediately turn such license into the Town Clerk.
A limousine operated solely within the borders of the Town of Westfield shall not be deemed to be a taxicab and shall not be subject to the regulations and requirements of the ordinance regulating taxicabs and their licenses
Operators of limousines offering point to point service within the Town of Westfield may post telephone numbers to be called to engage this service in permanent locations within the Town of Westfield where the public seeking such service would be likely to be present under the control of and pursuant to rules and regulations established by the Town Engineer. The Town of Westfield may assist such operation in posting and mounting the signs setting forth these telephone numbers.
[G.O. No. 877, § 7; G.O. No. 987; G.O. No. 1263, § 2; G.O. No. 1273]
Any person or persons, firms, corporations or other organizations found to be in violation of any of the provisions of this Article shall upon conviction thereof in Municipal Court and in addition to the penalties provided by N.J.S.A. 48:16-22 pay a fine of not less than $25 or more than $50 for the first offense and for each subsequent offense, shall upon conviction pay a fine not to exceed $100. Upon failure to pay such fine, such person shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.
In addition to such penalties as aforesaid, every license granted in pursuance of this Article may be revoked by the Town Clerk upon evidence of failure to comply with any provision of N.J.S.A. 48:16-13 et seq.