Village of Warwick, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Warwick during codification; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Article II. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 135.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
TAXICAB
Includes a public carriage, cab, hack, automobile or other vehicle for the transportation of persons for hire, except a vehicle duly licensed and operating under and pursuant to the Transportation Corporations Law of the State of New York.
A. 
No taxicab shall be used to pick up a person or persons in the Village of Warwick or convey a person or persons from a point within the Village of Warwick to a destination either within or without the Village, nor be used for the purpose of soliciting passengers within the village, unless said taxicab is first licensed as herein provided.
B. 
The owner of such taxicab shall apply to the Board of Trustees for the issuance of a license, upon such form as may be prescribed by said Board. Such license shall be issued only upon proof that the taxicab complies with all laws, requirements and regulations of the State of New York pertaining to the registration, equipment and operation thereof, and shall be revocable for noncompliance with such laws, requirements and regulations or upon the failure of the owner or operator thereof to comply with the provisions of this chapter.
C. 
The annual license fee for each taxicab shall be the sum of $25 and said license shall expire on May 31 of each year.
[Amended 4-10-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989]
D. 
No taxicab shall park for the purpose of solicitation of fares by its operator or driver upon any street of the village, except in a designated stand or upon the operator's own property. This section shall not prohibit the discharge or picking-up of passengers on any street pursuant to a previously made arrangement or call. No operator, driver or other person in behalf of the operator, either directly or indirectly, shall solicit fares at a greater distance than five feet from his parked taxicab.
[Added 8-10-1981 by L.L. No. 1-1981]
E. 
Taxicabs may remain at taxi stands while waiting for employment and only in single file and not more than one taxi from one company, to the exclusion of other taxicabs, pointed in accordance with the traffic regulations. No taxicab standing at the head of any such line shall refuse to carry any orderly person applying for a taxicab who agrees to pay the proper rate of fare, but this shall not prevent any person from selecting any taxicab he may desire on the stand whether it be at the head of the line or not. As the taxicabs leave the line with passengers, those behind shall move up, and any taxicab seeking a place on the stand shall approach the same only from the rear of the stand and shall stop as near as possible to the last taxicab on the stand.
[Added 8-10-1981 by L.L. No. 1-1981]
A. 
No person driving or operating a taxicab shall pick up a person or persons in the Village of Warwick or convey a person or persons from a point within the Village of Warwick to a destination either within or without the Village, nor solicit passengers within the Village, unless he shall first procure from the Board of Trustees of the Village a license for the operation thereof. At the time of filing the license application, a fee of $25 per person shall be paid to the Village Clerk to cover the cost of investigation of the facts stated therein.
[Amended 4-10-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989]
B. 
No such license shall be granted unless the Board of Trustees shall determine that the applicant is duly licensed by the State of New York to operate a motor vehicle for hire, that he is of good moral character and that he is a fit and proper person to operate a taxicab, and that the issuance of a license would not be detrimental to the public interest.
C. 
Such license shall be revocable by the Board of Trustees at any time upon proof that the operator is not properly licensed by the State of New York, that he is not of good moral character or a fit and proper person to operate a taxicab, that the operation thereof is detrimental to public interest, or that said operator is violating any of the provisions of this chapter.
D. 
The license to operate a taxicab issued pursuant to this section shall expire on May 31 of each year.
E. 
The license fee for such operator shall be as set forth in Chapter 63, Fees.
[Amended 4-10-1989 by L.L. No. 7-1989]
F. 
The owner of a taxicab shall not permit the operation thereof by an unlicensed driver in violation of the terms of this chapter.
No license issued pursuant to this chapter shall be deemed to be in effect until the fee hereinbefore prescribed shall have been paid to the Village Clerk and his receipt endorsed thereon. There shall be annexed to each driver's and operator's license prior to its issuance a photograph of the licensee, two inches in length and two inches in width. Each operator of a taxicab shall, during the time he operates the same, have his license posted in a conspicuous place therein.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.