City of Marshfield, MO
Webster County
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Section 635.010 Definitions.

[R.O. 2014 §635.010; Ord. No. 1613 §1, 3-13-2014]
As used in this Chapter, the following words shall have the meanings set out herein:
DRIVER
The person who is driving or who is in actual physical control of a taxicab, whether as owner or agent, servant or employee of an owner.
OWNER and OPERATOR
Any person who derives, or has the right to derive, income directly or indirectly from the operation of one (1) or more taxicabs.
TAXICAB
All motor vehicles operated as public carriers, of not more than five (5) passengers exclusive of the driver, for hire on a call or demand basis for a set charge or a set fee, over other than fixed routes.
TRANSPORTING PASSENGERS FOR HIRE
A person transports passengers for hire if he or she provides transportation for passengers and derives therefrom, directly or indirectly, any financial benefit.

Section 635.020 License Required.

[R.O. 2014 §635.020; Ord. No. 1613 §1, 3-13-2014]
In order to regulate taxicabs and to protect the peace, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Marshfield, it shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of operating a taxicab for the purpose of transporting passengers for hire without first obtaining a license to engage in such business in accordance with the provisions of Section 605.020. Each taxicab is considered a separate business location and a license is required for each taxicab.

Section 635.030 Application Fee.

[R.O. 2014 §635.030; Ord. No. 1613 §1, 3-13-2014]
An application for a license shall be accompanied by a fee in the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25.00); provided, however, that no application fee shall be required for renewal of an existing license. Any change of owner or operator shall require a new application and license with payment of fees therefor. Failure to pay such fee shall be grounds for refusing to accept and process an application for a license. The proceeds shall be used to defray the cost of processing the application for a taxicab license. The application fee shall not in any part be refunded to the applicant.

Section 635.040 Qualifications of Applicant.

[R.O. 2014 §635.040; Ord. No. 1613 §1, 3-13-2014]
A. 
Every owner and/or operator applying for a taxicab license shall file a written application with the Marshfield City Clerk and/or his or her representative, with said application providing the following information, including copies if indicated:
1. 
Name, address, date of birth, and social security number;
2. 
Copy of a current commercial auto insurance policy covering the vehicle and any driver of said vehicle;
3. 
Copy of, at a minimum, a current Missouri Class E, for-hire, driver's license for each and every driver; and
4. 
Copy of a current Missouri automobile registration, including a copy of the inspection certificate.
B. 
Should any of this information change during the twelve-month licensing period, the applicant shall provide updated information to the City within ten (10) days of the change or be in violation of the provisions of this Chapter.

Section 635.050 Rates of Fares.

[R.O. 2014 §635.050; Ord. No. 1613 §1, 3-13-2014]
The schedule of rates of fares shall be conspicuously posted in each taxicab in such manner as to be readily visible to any passenger.

Section 635.060 Permits To Be Carried.

[R.O. 2014 §635.060; Ord. No. 1613 §1, 3-13-2014]
Every taxicab driver shall at all times while operating a taxicab upon the streets of the City carry and display in such vehicle the taxicab license required by this Chapter.

Section 635.070 Revocation of Business License.

[R.O. 2014 §635.070; Ord. No. 1613 §1, 3-13-2014]
A. 
Upon notice and hearing, the City Council may revoke the business license for any of the following reasons:
1. 
Employment of drivers without a Class E chauffeurs' license.
2. 
Operation of a taxicab without insurance.
3. 
Violation of State or Federal laws relating to alcoholic beverages, narcotics or prostitution.
4. 
Making a false statement on an application for license.
5. 
Repeated and persistent violation of traffic and safety ordinances.
6. 
Willful failure to comply with any provisions of this Chapter or other ordinances or other laws relating to the operation of taxicabs.