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Borough of Westwood, NJ
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Chapter 337. Taxicabs

§ 337-7. Application for taxicab driver's license.

A. 
All applicants for the issuance of a taxicab driver's license must be at least 21 years of age and hold a New Jersey driver's license valid for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the date of application.
B. 
Initial application shall be made in writing and shall include, at a minimum:
(1) 
Full name and address.
(2) 
A photograph of the applicant taken within 12 months prior to the date of the application.
(3) 
A copy of a valid New Jersey driver's license.
C. 
Each initial applicant must submit to the performance of a criminal history record background check. The cost for fingerprinting and background check shall be borne by the applicant or taxicab business owner. The applicant shall be disqualified from operating or driving a taxicab if the criminal history background check reveals a record of conviction of any of the following crimes: aggravated assault; arson; burglary; escape; extortion; homicide; kidnapping; robbery; aggravated sexual assault; sexual assault; endangering the welfare of a child pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4; a crime pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3, 2C:39-4 or 2C:39-9; two DWI convictions (drugs and/or alcohol) within the past 10 years; or other than a disorderly persons' or petty disorderly persons' offence for the unlawful use or possession of a controlled substance as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-2.
D. 
A renewal application for a taxicab driver's license shall include:
(1) 
Full name and address.
(2) 
A copy of a valid New Jersey driver's license.
(3) 
A copy of a current Borough of Westwood taxicab driver's license.
(4) 
The annual driver's abstract from the NJDMV for the preceding 12 months.