Each vehicle operated or to be operated as a taxicab within the city shall be inspected prior to the issuance by the City Secretary of the license to operate such vehicle as a taxicab and six months thereafter during the term of such license. The inspections shall be performed by a resident mechanic approved by the Chief of Police who shall issue a written report of such inspection showing the date of such inspection, the name of the person requesting such inspection, the vehicle identification, and license numbers of such vehicle, and a statement that the lights, brakes, and steering apparatus of such vehicle are in good mechanical condition. If such inspection is a midterm inspection, the licensee shall endorse thereon the serial number previously issued for it at the time a taxicab license was issued and file the same with the City Secretary.
('68 Code, § 35-32)  (Ord. 1782, passed 3-20-95)