Applications for a taxicab driver's license shall be made to the Township Clerk upon forms provided by the Clerk. The forms and the information required thereon shall be established by the Township Committee by resolution.
The application shall be accompanied by a fee of $5 for the initial license period.
Each application shall be referred to the State Police for whatever investigation of the applicant's business responsibility, moral character and ability to properly operate a taxicab shall be considered necessary for the protection of the public.
The State Police shall be requested to report the results of the investigation to the Township Clerk within 10 days. The report should include a recommendation that the license be granted or denied and the reasons for the recommendation.
Upon approval of the application by the Township Committee, the Clerk shall immediately issue to the applicant a taxicab driver's license. The license shall contain the licensee's name and address, physical description, signature and photograph.
An initial license to drive a taxicab shall be valid for the remainder of the calendar year in which it is issued. A taxicab driver's license may be renewed annually, unless it has been revoked or suspended, upon the payment of a fee of $5.