[HISTORY: Adopted by the governing body of the Township of Little Falls 12-18-1995 by Ord. No. 753 as Sec. 4-8 of the 1995 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 952; 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 1060]
No person as owner, proprietor, lessee or otherwise shall operate a taxicab or limousine business in the Township without first obtaining a license, the fee for which shall be as set forth in Chapter 71, Fees.
Application for a taxicab license shall imply consent to inspection of all taxicabs covered by the license by the Chief of Police. Prior to issuance of a license, the Chief of Police shall determine that the taxicabs to be licensed are clean, fit, of good appearance and well painted, and appear to be safe and suitable for the transportation of passengers. The Chief of Police shall reinspect all taxicabs from time to time while a license is in effect.
[Amended 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 1060]
No person shall drive a taxicab or limousine for a business licensed and operating within the Township unless he has obtained a driver's license from the Township Clerk, the fee for which shall be as set forth in Chapter 71, Fees. In addition to the other information that may be required of applicants for licenses in the Township, the applicant for a taxicab or limousine driver's license shall furnish his driver's license, or an enlarged photocopy of his driver's license, as evidence that he has the appropriate state license to operate a motor vehicle for this purpose.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- To own, manage or conduct the business of transporting passengers for a fare in the motor vehicle other than a duly licensed omnibus
This chapter shall not apply to any person who operates or drives a taxicab through or to the Township of Little Falls but does not pick up paying passengers therein and does not hold himself out as ready, willing and able to do so.
Any applicant for a license to operate a taxicab or limousine business shall be required to file with the Township Clerk the following:
A copy of an insurance policy with a company duly licensed to transact business under the insurance laws of the State of New Jersey that demonstrates coverage in the amount required by law.
A certificate of insurance, naming the Township as holder of such certificate, covering any and all vehicles operated for hire by the licensed business.
Any applicant for a license to operate a taxicab or limousine service in the Township shall file with the Township Clerk, concurrently with the required proof of insurance, a power of attorney wherein and whereby the owner shall appoint the Chief Financial Officer of the Township his 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.