725.07  APPLICATION FOR TAXICAB OPERATORS LICENSE REQUIREMENTS.
   (a)   No person shall drive or operate a Taxicab unless duly licensed by the City of Oxford as herein provided.
   (b)   Every applicant for a license as an Operator of a Taxicab shall make application to the Taxicab Licensing Official on forms to be supplied by the Taxicab Licensing Official. To qualify to drive a Taxicab within the City of Oxford, all individuals must provide the following information to the Taxicab Licensing Official and pass the following requirements.
   (c)   Required applicant information.
      (1)   Name, Address and Telephone number.
      (2)   Date of Birth, Height, Weight, Hair Color and Eye Color.
      (3)   Current valid Driver's license.
      (4)   A current 2"x 3" color head shot photograph.
      (5)   The applicant must sign a release allowing the Taxicab Licensing Official to complete a BCI&I Report and a Local Records Check.
   (d)   The applicant must be at least 19 years of age.
   (e)   The Taxicab Licensing Official shall approve or disapprove all applications for licensing based upon the applicant's BCI&I report, the applicant's local records check as well as any other information obtained during due diligence. Grounds for refusal of a license are as follows:
      (1)   The applicant has been convicted of a theft offense within one year.
      (2)   The applicant has been convicted of a felony theft offense within three years.
      (3)   The applicant has been convicted of a drug sale offense; no limit.
      (4)   The applicant has been convicted of a drug abuse offense within one year.
      (5)   The applicant has been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs or being in physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs within the past two years.
      (6)   The applicant has been convicted of a sexual offense; no time limit.
      (7)   Any person who has a felony criminal record, a lengthy, or diverse criminal record who, in the opinion of the Taxicab Licensing Official, should not be issued a taxicab operators license.
      (8)   For any person whose convictions fall within the above guidelines, the date of conviction shall be deemed to be the later of the actual date of conviction or their release from incarceration resulting from the conviction.
   (f)       The Taxicab Licensing Official is hereby authorized and empowered to establish such additional rules and regulations covering the issuance of taxicab operators licenses, not inconsistent herewith, as may be necessary and reasonable.
   (g)   When the Taxicab Licensing Official is satisfied all the required conditions for a Taxicab Operators license have been completed, and the proper fees have been collected, a City of Oxford Taxicab Operators license will be issued to the applicant.
(Ord. 3360.  Passed 8-2-16.)