Township of Sandyston, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Sandyston as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 144.
[Adopted 3-11-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-01]

§ 99-1 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, except as these terms are otherwise defined by N.J.S.A. 48:16-13 or its successor statute:
APPLICANT
The owner of a limousine or limousine service that has submitted an application for a license from the Township of Sandyston under this article.
BUSINESS ADDRESS
Commercial office space at which the actual business of a limousine service is conducted in compliance with local zoning and use regulations. A business address may or may not be the principal place of business.
LICENSE YEAR
The calendar year from January 1 through December 31.
LIMOUSINE
Includes any automobile or motor car used in the business of carrying passengers for hire to provide prearranged passenger transportation at a premium fare on a dedicated, nonscheduled, charter basis that is not conducted on a regular route and with a seating capacity in no event beyond the maximum passenger seating capacity of the vehicle, not including the driver, at the time of manufacture. Nothing contained in this article shall be construed to include taxicabs, hotel buses, buses employed solely in transporting school children or teachers, vehicles owned and operated directly or indirectly by businesses engaged in the practice of mortuary science when those vehicles are used exclusively for providing transportation related to the provision of funeral services, autobuses which are subject to the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation or interstate autobuses required by federal or state law or regulations of the Department of Transportation to carry insurance against loss from liability imposed by law on account of bodily injury or death.
LIMOUSINE SERVICE
The business of carrying passengers for hire by limousines.
PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS
In reference to a municipality, the location of the main place of business of the limousine service in the municipality where limousine service is conducted, where limousines are dispatched and/or where limousine drivers report for duty.

§ 99-2 Issuance of license.

A. 
Principal place of business in Sandyston. Whenever the owner of a limousine has his/her principal place of business located within the Township of Sandyston, said owner shall annually file for a license for each such owned limousine, to be issued by the Township in accordance with N.J.S.A. 48:16-17. The Township of Sandyston shall issue such license upon the owner's satisfaction of all of the requirements set forth in this article.
B. 
Foreign limousine registration with business address in Sandyston. Whenever the owner of a limousine maintains a business address in the Township of Sandyston, owns a limousine that is registered in another state or in the District of Columbia, satisfies all of the requirements set forth in this article and desires to obtain a license for each such limousine from the Township of Sandyston; said owner shall annually file for a license for each such owned limousine, to be issued by the Township in accordance with N.J.S.A. 48:16-22.4.a. The Township of Sandyston shall issue such license upon the owner's satisfaction of all of the requirements set forth in this article.
C. 
Intramunicipal service. Whenever a limousine service provides intramunicipal service on a point-to-point basis within the Township of Sandyston, the owner of the limousine or limousine service shall annually file for a license for each limousine providing said service, to be issued by the Township as permitted by N.J.S.A. 48:16-18.1. The Township of Sandyston shall issue such license upon the owner's satisfaction of all of the requirements set forth in this article.

§ 99-3 Requirements for license.

A. 
Fee. The applicant shall pay a nonrefundable, nontransferable fee as follows:
(1) 
Initial application fee of $250.
(2) 
Fee of $25 per limousine; or
(3) 
Such maximum fee allowed under N.J.S.A. 48:16-17, whichever fee is higher.
B. 
Insurance. The applicant shall submit proof of insurance for liability to the Municipal Clerk in accordance with N.J.S.A. 48:16-14, issued by an insurer licensed to do business in New Jersey, having a minimal coverage of $1,500,000, or such other minimum amount set forth in N.J.S.A. 48:16-14, if different. Said proof shall be in the form of an insurance certificate issued by an insurance company licensed to do business in the State of New Jersey.
C. 
Verification fee. The applicant shall annually pay to the Township of Sandyston a nonrefundable, nontransferable fee for verification of the accuracy of its license application information as follows:
(1) 
Whenever the applicant represents that his/her principal place of business is located within the Township of Sandyston, the Township shall conduct its own investigation to confirm whether such a principal place of business exists within the Township of Sandyston. The verification fee for this investigation shall be $100 for each such limousine and each such business address each license year.
(2) 
Whenever the applicant represents that he/she maintains a business address in the Township of Sandyston and owns a limousine that is registered in another state or the District of Columbia, the Township shall conduct its own investigation to confirm both the Sandyston business address and the validity of the foreign registration of each limousine. The verification fee shall be $100 for each such limousine and each such business address each license year.
(3) 
Whenever the applicant seeks an intramunicipal license for the Township of Sandyston and represents that his/her principal place of business is located in another New Jersey municipality, there shall be no verification fee required, provided that the applicant presents a valid license for each such limousine from the New Jersey municipality in which the applicant's principal place of business is located.

§ 99-4 Duration of license.

The duration of each license issued by the Township of Sandyston shall be for that portion of the license year remaining from the date of issuance of said license.

§ 99-5 Violations and penalties.

Violation of any provision of this article shall, upon conviction, result in a penalty consisting of a fine up to a maximum of $1,250; or imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a period of community service for not more than 90 days, or any combination thereof.

§ 99-6 Repealer.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the provisions of this article are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.