Borough of Bogota, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Editor's Note: Prior ordinance history includes portions of Ordinance Nos. 12/6/28 and 10/10/46.
[Ord. #1128, S1]
For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and terms shall be deemed to have the meanings herein given to them:
AUTOCAB
Shall mean any automobile or motor car with a carrying capacity of not more than nine (9) passengers, not including the driver, used in the business of carrying passengers for hire, which is held out, announced, or advertised to operate or run or which is operated or run over any of the streets or public highways of the borough and which is hired by charter or for a particular contractor by the day or hour or other fixed period or to transport passengers to a specified place or places or which charges a fare or price agreed upon in advance between the operator and the passenger. Nothing in this definition contained shall be construed to include taxicabs, hotel buses or buses employed solely in transporting school children or teachers or autobuses which are subject to the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities to carry insurance against loss from liability imposed by law on account of bodily injury or death.
LIMOUSINE OR LIVERY SERVICE
Shall mean the business of carrying passengers for hire by autocabs.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, copartnership, association, corporation, or joint-stock company, their lessees, trustees or receivers appointed by any court whatsoever.
STREET
Shall mean any street, avenue, park, parkway, highway, or other public place.
TAXI
Shall mean any automobile commonly called a taxi, engaged in the business of carrying passengers for hire which is held out, announced, or advertised to operate or run or which is operated or run over any of the street or public highways of this State, and particularly accepts and discharges such persons as may offer themselves for transportation from points or places to points or places within or without the State.
[Ord. #1128, S1]
It shall be unlawful for any owner of a taxi to operate a taxi service along any street in the borough without first obtaining a license from the mayor and council.
[Ord. #1128, S1]
It shall be unlawful for any owner of an autocab, limousine or livery service having its principal place of business in the Borough of Bogota to operate said service wholly or partly along any street in the Borough of Bogota without first obtaining a certificate of compliance from the borough clerk.
[Ord. #1128, S1]
a. 
Applications for certificates and licenses shall be made in writing, upon forms to be furnished by the borough clerk, signed by the applicant and filed with the borough clerk. Applications shall contain or be accompanied by the following information:
1. 
The name, age, and residence of the applicant; if a partnership, the names, ages, and residences of all the partners, together with the business and address of the partnership; and if a corporation, the names, ages, and residences of the president, secretary and treasurer thereof and the period of residence in the State, County, and city.
2. 
Copy of insurance policy complying with N.J.S.A. 48:16-14 or N.J.S.A. 48:16-3.
3. 
Name of insurance company, the number and the date of expiration of the policy or bond required by N.J.S.A. 48:16-14 or N.J.S.A. 48:16-3, and a description of every autocab, limousine, or taxi insured thereunder and the registration number of the same.
b. 
Applications made by corporations shall be signed in the name of the corporation by the president and attested by the secretary. A certified copy of a corporate resolution authorizing the application shall be attached.
c. 
Said application shall be duly verified by the applicant before a notary public or some other person duly authorized to administer oaths.
d. 
Each such application shall be accompanied by the full amount of the license fee hereinafter prescribed.
e. 
The applicant shall execute a power of attorney, by which the applicant shall appoint the chief fiscal officer of the borough as the true and lawful attorney for the purpose of acknowledging service of any process out of a court of competent jurisdiction to be served against the insured by virtue of the indemnity granted under the insurance policy referred to above.
[Ord. #1128, S1]
The nonrefundable fees to be paid for the certificate or license shall be fifty ($50.00) dollars for each service, per annum.
[Ord. #1128, S1]
a. 
The clerk upon the approval of an application of an autocab, limousine or livery service, shall issue a certificate, in duplicate, showing that the owner of the autocab, limousine or livery service has complied with the terms and provisions of this chapter and N.J.S.A. 48:16-13 et seq.
b. 
The certificate shall recite the name of the insurance company, the number and date of expiration of the policy or bond, a description of every autocab, limousine or livery service insured thereunder and the registration number of the same.
c. 
The duplicate certificate shall be filed with the Division of Motor Vehicles before any such car is registered as an autocab, limousine or livery service.
d. 
The original certificate shall be posted in a conspicuous place within the autocab, limousine or livery service.
e. 
The insurance provisions of this section may be waived only in compliance with N.J.S.A. 48:16-19 to 20.
[Ord. #1128, S1]
a. 
The borough clerk, upon the approval of a taxi license application by the mayor and council shall issue a license for one (1) year, or until the insurance policy required by N.J.S.A. 48:16-3 ceases to be in full force and effect, in the required amounts. The license shall show the owner of the taxi and shall state that the owner has complied with the provisions of this chapter and N.J.S.A. 48:16-1 et seq.
b. 
The license shall recite the name of the insurance company, the number and date of expiration of the policy or bond, a description of every taxi insured thereunder, and the registration number of the same.
c. 
The duplicate license shall be filed with the Division of Motor Vehicles before any such car is registered as a taxi.
d. 
The original certificate shall be posted in a conspicuous place with the taxi.
e. 
The insurance provisions of this section may be waived only in compliance with N.J.S.A. 48:16-8 and 9.
[Ord. #1128, S1]
Any taxi license granted pursuant to section 8-2, or a certificate of compliance granted pursuant to section 8-3, may be revoked by the mayor and council, after notice to the licensee and a hearing, if it shall appear that the licensee has failed to keep in full force and effect the insurance policy, bond, or power of attorney required by this chapter and the applicable State laws, or to comply with the terms and conditions of any license.