[Amended 10-26-1982 by Ord. No. 82-482; 6-18-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-201; 6-17-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-205]
No person shall operate a livery within the City without first obtaining a license in accordance with this chapter. All licenses for liveries shall expire on the 30th day of June after issuance, unless revoked, surrendered or abandoned at an earlier time. The license fee for a livery license shall be $240 annually. There shall be a fee of $10 for replacement of a lost license.
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided an effective date of 7-1-2008.
No person shall be granted nor shall retain a livery license unless a minimum of 10 taxicabs are to be dispatched from the livery.
[Amended 10-26-1982 by Ord. No. 82-482]
An application for a livery license shall contain the name and address of the owner of the proposed livery and, if the owner is a firm, partnership or corporation, the name and address of the officers or partners thereof, the address at which the business will be conducted, a list of the cars to be dispatched from the livery with the name of the owners of such cars, the name and address of the holders of each hack plate to be operated out of such livery and such other information as the Chief of Police may require.
Nothing contained in this article shall be construed to prohibit a person from obtaining a livery license for the purpose of operating a livery out of which several holders of hack plates may operate.
[Amended 10-26-1982 by Ord. No. 82-482]
The holder of a livery license shall maintain in the livery office a current certificate of insurance for each taxicab operating out of said livery, indicating that said taxicab is insured in accordance with the laws of New York State. The holder of a livery license shall further maintain in the livery office a record containing the names and addresses of all taxicab drivers operating out of the livery, together with their City of Rochester taxicab driver's license number and New York State driver's license number and dates of expiration, as well as the names and addresses of the taxicab owners and the hack plate number, make, model, year and registration number of all taxicabs operating from such livery. Said insurance certificates and records shall be available for inspection at the livery office by members of the Rochester Police Department during normal business hours. On the 15th day of each month, each holder of a livery license shall file with the Chief of Police an updated list of driver's names and addresses, along with the owner's names and addresses and hack plate numbers, together with the make, model, year and registration number of all taxicabs operating from such livery.
Each holder of a livery license shall keep a record of all dispatched calls for service for a period of 60 days.
No holder of a livery license shall dispatch a taxicab or allow a taxicab to be dispatched unless said taxicab shall have printed lettering on both the left and right front doors at least three inches high setting forth the name of the livery.
The holder of a livery license shall require that all taxicabs operating out of said livery are equipped with a taximeter which is properly sealed and is in proper operating condition.
No holder of a livery license shall dispatch a taxicab or allow a taxicab to be dispatched if the holder has been notified by the Rochester Police Department that the use of said vehicle as a taxicab has been ordered to be discontinued in accordance with § 108-11.
The holder of a livery license shall be responsible for dispatching a taxicab to pick up a customer within a reasonable time after a request is received, or if a taxicab cannot be dispatched to pick up the customer within a reasonable time, for so informing the customer requesting the service. No livery shall refuse or neglect to dispatch a taxicab to pick up a customer upon request, unless all of the livery's on-duty taxicabs are otherwise engaged and cannot be dispatched within a reasonable time after a request is received. However, no livery shall be required to dispatch a taxicab to accept a fare that will terminate outside the boundaries of the County of Monroe.
[Amended 11-29-1984 by Ord. No. 84-462]
A holder of a livery license shall make every effort to have at least 70% of the total number of taxicabs dispatched from a livery operating during a snow emergency, bus strike, or other declared emergency situation.
The holder of a livery license shall at all times identify all radio-dispatched taxicabs by hack plate number only.
[Added 3-23-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-74]
[Amended 5-14-1996 by Ord. No. 96-155; 2-14-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-22]
The holder of a livery license shall be permitted to renew the license annually, provided that he or she complies with all provisions of this chapter. The application for such renewal must be filed with the City Clerk not later than the 30th day of June of each successive license year. If the application for renewal is not made within this time, the holder will be deemed to have abandoned the license. The Chief of Police shall notify the holder in writing of the abandonment of a livery license. A holder so notified shall be given 10 days to request a hearing to show why the livery license should not be deemed abandoned. Upon a showing of good cause, the Chief of Police may waive the abandonment.