[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Marlborough 4-10-1995 by Ord. No. 94/95-5678D; amended in its entirety 7-26-1999 by Ord. No. 99-7569C (Ch. 178 of the 1986 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 2-9-2004 by Ord. No. 04-9962C]
No person or corporation shall operate a taxi or livery service having its principal place of business within the City of Marlborough without first obtaining a taxi and/or livery service license issued by the City Council. An applicant for an original license shall, at the time of application, pay a fee of $100 and the cost of any required publications. For a renewal of the license, the applicant shall pay a fee of $50 and the cost of any required publications.
If issued by the City Council, a license shall specify:
The type or types of service for which the holder is licensed;
The address of the authorized principal place of business;
The number of taxi and/or livery vehicles that may be stored or garaged at the principal place of business; and
Such other terms, conditions or restrictions relating to the principal place of business and/or the operation of the taxi and/or livery service as the City Council may deem appropriate.
No license holder shall fail to fully comply with the terms, conditions and/or restrictions of the license.
The City Clerk shall, upon issuance of a license or an amendment or modification thereto, provide the Chief of Police and Building Commissioner with a copy of same.
[Amended 10-6-2014 by Ord. No. 14-1005921A]
An original or renewal license shall be valid for two years from the date of issuance.
A license holder may, during the life of a license, petition the City Council to modify or amend such license. At the time of submitting such petition, the license holder shall pay a fee of $25 and the cost of any required publications.
The City Council may, for cause, suspend or revoke a taxi and/or livery service license.
A taxi or livery service having its principal place of business within the City of Marlborough must be operated in strict conformity with Massachusetts law, the Code of the City of Marlborough and such rules and regulations regulating taxi and/or livery services as may be promulgated by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles.
Any taxi or livery vehicle being operated within the City of Marlborough must strictly conform to the vehicle standards and insurance requirements established by Massachusetts law and such rules and regulations regulating taxi or livery vehicles as may be promulgated by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles.
At least every two years, each holder of a taxi and/or livery license shall conduct a driver history and criminal history background check of each person employed as a driver. During normal business hours, the Chief of Police or his designee may, as a condition of the license, inspect such background check documentation.
Any person or corporation found guilty of violating any provision of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of $300 per offense.