A taxicab shall have affixed a taximeter for the computation of the charges to be made upon a mileage basis; provided, that no taximeter shall be used for the computation of charges unless it shall first have been inspected, tested and approved by the Chief of Police or his designee, for which service a fee shall be established from time to time by resolution of the City Council, kept on file by the City Clerk, and contained in Appendix A of the City Code, will be charged for each inspection. No person shall operate, or permit to be operated, a taxicab equipped with a taximeter not having the case sealed and the motor gears intact. Every taximeter shall be affixed so that the amount of fare to be determined shall be plainly visible to the passengers, and after sundown, shall be illuminated by a suitable light. Taximeter shall be examined at least once in six (6) months by the Chief of Police or his designee, who shall keep a record of all such inspections and approvals and disapprovals.
(Ord. 347, passed 6-26-1930; Ord. 1666, passed 3-19-1962; Ord. 3404, passed 2-8-1999; Ord. 3783, passed 12-13-2010)