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(A) Chauffeur's permit required. No person shall drive, operate, or be in charge of any taxicab without first having obtained a chauffeur's permit in writing from the office of the City Clerk to do so.
(B) Permit application. Applicants for a taxicab chauffeur's permit shall file with the office of the City Clerk an application in writing on forms to be furnished by the City Clerk.
(C) Doctor's certificate. All applicants for a chauffeur's permit to operate a taxicab shall file a doctor's certificate with the office of the City Clerk.
(D) Permit fee. The application for a chauffeur's permit shall be accompanied by a fee of $5 which shall be returned to the applicant if the application is not approved.
(E) Investigation of application.
(1) The office of the City Clerk shall investigate the facts stated in the application for a chauffeur's permit before issuing the permit.
(2) No chauffeur's permit shall be issued to any person who:
(a) Has been convicted within the last five years preceding the application for a chauffeur's permit, of the violation of any criminal law;
(b) Has been convicted of any major traffic violation, including reckless driving;
(c) Is less than 21 years of age;
(d) Is found not to be physically fit;
(e) Misrepresents any statement of fact on the permit application or doctor's certificate; or
(f) Where the public might be endangered by the granting of the permit.
Penalty, see § 117.99