(A)   Before any person can drive a taxicab on the streets of the city, such person shall apply for a taxi driver’s permit from the Chief of Police. No permit shall be issued to any person who has been convicted of any felony, or who has had his or her driver’s license suspended within the prior three years or who has been convicted within the prior three years of the following traffic offenses:
      (1)   Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs;
      (2)   Driving under suspension; or
      (3)   Reckless operation.
   (B)   Such permit shall carry the taxi driver’s name, description, date of issuance, date of expiration, driver’s signature, the rules set forth in this section and the signature of the Chief of Police. Such permit shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in the taxicab so as to be plainly visible and readable from the front or back seat by day or night. There shall be a $5 fee for each application. Such permits shall be issued at the discretion of the Chief of Police. Such permits shall be for a period of one year and may be renewed upon payment of a $3 fee and approval by the Chief of Police.
(2003 Code, § 112.09)  (Ord. 2771, passed 12-17-1987)  Penalty, see § 10.99