(A)   No person shall operate a taxicab for hire on the streets of the city, no person who holds a certificate for or controls a taxicab shall permit it to be so driven, and no taxicab licensed pursuant to this chapter shall be so driven at any time for hire, unless the driver of the taxicab has obtained and has then in force a taxicab driver's permit issued under the provisions of this chapter.
   (B)   No person shall operate or permit a taxicab for which he holds the certificate to be operated as a vehicle for hire on the streets of the city unless such taxicab has a current vehicle license.
   (C)   The provisions of paragraphs (A) and (B) above shall not apply to any taxicab, or certificate holder, operator, or driver thereof, when the taxicab is being used for, or such certificate holder or driver thereof is engaged in, the transportation for hire of passengers from a point outside the city to a point within the corporate limits of the city. However, the taxicab shall not be used nor shall the certificate holders or drivers thereof be authorized to pick up passengers within the city unless the taxicab, the certificate holder, and driver thereof are qualified to and do apply for and receive the permits and license required by this chapter.
(Ord. 97-18, passed 11-17-97)