City of Hackensack, NJ
Bergen County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Hackensack 3-5-1984 by Ord. No. 5-84;[1] amended in its entirety 2-24-2009 by Ord. No. 3-2009. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Taxicabs — See Ch. 155.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 170.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was originally adopted as Ch. 156 but was included herein as Ch. 108 in order to maintain the alphabetical sequence of the Code.
[Amended 11-25-2014 by Ord. No. 34-2014]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DRIVER
Any person who drives a limousine, whether or not such person is also the owner thereof.
LIMOUSINE SERVICE
Includes any automobile or motor car service with a carrying capacity of not more than nine passengers, not including the driver, for carrying passengers for hire, which is held out, announced or advertised to operate or run or which is operated or run over any of the streets or public highways of this state and which is hired by charter or for a particular contract or by the day or hour or other fixed period or to transport passengers to a specified place or places or which charges a fare or price agreed upon in advance between the operator and the passenger. Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to include taxicabs, hotel buses, buses employed solely in transporting school children or teachers, autobuses, or nonprofit limousine services as defined in this Section.
NONPROFIT LIMOUSINE SERVICE
Includes any automobile or motor car service that operates and is organized in compliance with the New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation Act, N.J.S.A. 15A:1-1, and is registered as a charitable organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with a carrying capacity of not more than nine passengers, not including the driver, for carrying passengers for hire, which is held out, announced or advertised to operate or run or which is operated or run over any of the streets or public highways of this state and which is hired by charter or for a particular contract or by the day or hour or other fixed period or to transport passengers to a specified place or places or which charges a fare or price agreed upon in advance between the operator and the passenger. Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to include nonprofit limousine services as a limousine service as defined in this section. Nonprofit limousine services shall be exempt from all requirements within this chapter.
OWNER
Any person in whose name title to any limousine is registered with the New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles or who appears in such records to be the conditional vendee or lessee thereof.
PERSON
Includes any individual, copartnership, association, corporation or joint-stock company, their lessees, trustees or receivers appointed by any court whatsoever.
PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS
The location of the main place of business of the limousine service in the municipality of Hackensack where limousine service is conducted, where limousines are dispatched or where limousine drivers report for duty.
STREET
Includes any street, avenue, park, parkway, highway or other public place.
No limousine service, whose principle place of business is in Hackensack, shall be operated wholly or partly along any street in Hackensack until the owner of the limousine shall have filed with the Police Department an insurance policy, from an insurance company duly licensed to transact business under the insurance laws of the state, in the sum of $100,000. This policy shall protect against loss by reason of liability imposed by law upon every limousine owner for damages on account of bodily injury or death suffered by any person as the result of an accident occurring by reason of the ownership, maintenance or use of the limousine service upon any public street.
The owner of the limousine service shall execute and deliver to the Police Department a power of attorney, whereby the owner shall appoint the City Treasurer his true and lawful attorney for the purpose of acknowledging service of any process out of a court of competent jurisdiction to be served against the insured by virtue of the indemnity granted under the insurance policy filed.
There are hereby established two classes of limousine license, to be known as "limousine owner's license" and "limousine driver's license," respectively.
A. 
Limousine owner's license. No person shall transport any passenger for hire in any public limousine, automobile or other motor vehicle unless said vehicle is licensed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and Chapter 107, Licenses and Permits. The license required by this subsection shall be known as a "limousine owner's license."
B. 
Limousine driver's license. No person shall transport any passenger for hire in any limousine, automobile or other motor vehicle or drive or operate any such vehicle designed for the transportation of passengers for hire unless such person shall have secured a license for said purpose pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and of Chapter 107, Licenses and Permits. The license required by this subsection shall be known as a "limousine driver's license."
A. 
Limousine owner's license. In addition to the information specified in § 107-6B and C of Chapter 107, each application for a limousine owner's license shall state in the following:
(1) 
The character and description of the vehicle proposed to be licensed, including the make, model, year, engine serial number, color, state registration number, number of doors of said vehicle and the number of persons said vehicle can carry as passengers.
(2) 
The correct name and residence and business address of the owner thereof.
B. 
Limousine driver's license. The information and requirements specified in § 107-6B, C and D of Chapter 107 shall be complied with by each application for a limousine driver's license, and in addition, each application shall state any record of traffic violations over the preceding five years and be accompanied by a certificate of a physician stating that he/she has examined the applicant within 60 days and has found the applicant to be physically fit for the safe operation of a limousine.
C. 
An applicant for a limousine license is required to have a business office located within the City of Hackensack.
Each person applying for a certificate of compliance shall fully complete the limousine license application form available at the Police Department. The processing of limousine license applications shall be charged to the Chief of Police. The applicant shall be fingerprinted by the Police Department and shall file with his/her application two recent photographs of him/her of a size that could be attached to his/her license. One of the photographs shall be filed with the application in the Police Department's Bureau of Criminal Identification. The applicant will be investigated as to his/her character and reputation, and if said applicant is denied a license, he/she will forfeit the fee for the application.
A. 
Each person applying for a certificate of compliance shall fully complete the limousine license application form available at the Police Department.
B. 
A copy of the bill of sale for each limousine to be operated on the streets of Hackensack shall be filed with the application for a certificate of compliance.
C. 
A copy of the vehicle registration shall be provided to the Police Department within 48 hours of the vehicle's registration with the Division of Motor Vehicles.
D. 
The Police Department shall issue a certificate to the owner who has fulfilled the terms and provisions of this chapter.
E. 
Nothing in this chapter shall preclude full compliance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, including N.J.S.A. 48:16-13 et seq.
F. 
Each applicant for a certificate of compliance shall also be responsible for registering each vehicle with the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles as set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:3-19.
A. 
A fee of $100 per vehicle shall be paid to the Police Department and shall accompany all applications for a certificate of compliance.
B. 
All licenses issued under this chapter shall expire on July 1 of each year.