(a)   No person shall operate or cause to be operated a taxicab or proffer the services of any vehicle as a taxicab unless the owner of such vehicle has obtained a taxicab license as herein provided covering such vehicle.
   (b)   Every such taxicab license shall expire on December 31 of the year in which it is issued. Licenses issued on or after July 1 of any year shall be issued at one-half the annual fee herein provided. 
(Ord. 60-1981.  Passed 7-13-81.)
   (c)   The annual license fee for each taxicab shall be sixty dollars ($60.00) for the first cab owned by any person applying for an operator's license, thirty dollars ($30.00) for the second cab, thirty dollars ($30.00) for the third cab and twenty dollars ($20.00) for each additional cab owned by such person. Such license fee shall be paid at the time of the application for the license and in the event a license is denied, fifty percent of the license fee paid shall be refunded to the applicant.