§ 856.04  LICENSE.
   (A)   No person shall operate a taxicab company or transportation company without having in effect at all times a valid license issued by the city.
   (B)   An applicant for a license to operate a taxicab company or transportation company shall provide to the office of the Mayor the following information:
      (1)   Business name, business address and telephone number;
      (2)   The type of transportation service to be provided; and
      (3)   The number of vehicles to be utilized in the transportation service, the manufacturer’s serial number and Ohio license plate number of each vehicle, and the maximum passenger capacity of each vehicle.
   (C)   All licensees shall immediately notify the Mayor’s office in person of any changes in the information included in the application for the license, including the deletion or addition of vehicles utilized in the transportation service. Vehicles may be substituted without payment of a license fee, but the addition of one or more vehicles shall require payment of a license fee for each such vehicle.
   (D)   Upon compliance with the requirements of this chapter and upon payment by the applicant of a license fee in the amount of $150, plus $15 for each vehicle to be utilized in the transportation service, the Mayor’s office shall issue to the applicant a license to operate the transportation service and the vehicles specified in the application. The license shall be valid only through December 31 of each year.
   (E)   Upon compliance with the requirements of this chapter, taxicab companies with their principle place of business or office located in a bordering political subdivision shall submit an application fee of $250, plus $25 per vehicle for one through five, $20 per vehicle of six through ten, $15 per vehicle for eleven or more vehicles to be utilized in the transportation service. Upon receipt of an applicant’s license fee to be utilized in the transportation service, the Mayor’s office shall issue to the applicant a license to operate the transportation service and the vehicles specified in the application. The license shall be valid only through December 31 of each year.
   (F)   The issuance of any license by the city shall not in any manner be construed as authorizing or permitting the licensee to operate a taxicab company or transportation company in violation of any provision of this chapter.
(Prior Code, § 856.04)  (Ord. 191-2010, passed 12-20-2010; Ord. 136-2018, passed 11-26-2018)