[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Woodbury Heights 3-11-63 as Ord. No. 63-2, Ch. 17. Section 100-8 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Article I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall drive, operate or use, temporarily or permanently, any taxicab, auto, bus or other motor vehicle for the carrying of passengers for hire within the borough without first having obtained a license from the Borough Clerk to do so.
Any person owning, driving or operating a taxicab, bus or other motor vehicle regulated by this chapter shall, before receiving a license required by this chapter, file with the Borough Clerk a certificate showing that such owner, driver or operator has complied with the laws of the state in effect at the time of such application which may require the filing of a bond as a condition precedent to the granting of any such license.
The Borough Clerk is hereby authorized to issue a license for the operation of any taxicab, bus or other motor vehicle regulated by this chapter to the owner thereof upon the payment by the applicant of the following fees:
For each taxicab, bus or other motor vehicle carrying more than six passengers.
For each taxicab, bus or other motor vehicle carrying not more than six passengers.
Editor's Note: The fee provisions were removed at the request of the borough. Current fees are on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
Such license shall be for the year from January 1 to December 31 inclusive.
Every license issued pursuant to this chapter shall apply only to the person to whom granted and shall not be transferable.
The owner, driver or operator of each taxicab, bus or other motor vehicle regulated by this chapter shall have the license issued pursuant to this chapter placed conspicuously in or upon such taxicab.
No person shall travel in any taxicab, bus or other means of transportation within the borough without having paid his fare or with intent to avoid payment thereof where fare for such travel is legally due. No person who having paid his fare and having traveled in such taxicab or other means of transportation to a point where, under the rule of the company or person operating such taxicab or bus, as announced by the conductor, operator or other person in charge thereof, and additional fare is due, shall, on demand, refuse or fail to pay such additional fare.
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.