[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Evesham 7-13-2010 by Ord. No. 7-5-2010. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 150.
For the purposes hereof, as used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- 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 of more than 14 passengers, not including the driver, provided that such a vehicle shall not have a seating capacity in excess of four passengers, not including the driver, beyond the maximum passenger seating capacity of the vehicle, not including the driver, at the time of manufacture. Nothing in this definition contained 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.
- PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS
- The location of the main place of business of the limousine service in the municipality where limousine service is conducted, where limousines are dispatched, or where limousine drivers report for duty.
If a limousine business or service has its principal place of business located within the Township of Evesham, then all limousines owned or used by that business or service and the drivers thereof shall be licensed by the Township of Evesham.
Each license issued under this chapter shall be valid for one year and is subject to annual renewal.
Applications for licenses for limousines shall be made by the owner, corporation, association, copartnership or joint-stock company, or by the bailee, trustee or receiver thereof, on forms to be supplied by the Township Clerk, and such applications shall contain or be accompanied by the following:
Full name and residence address of the applicant. If the applicant is a corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other business entity, the name and address of its registered agent.
A description of the limousine(s) sought to be licensed, including the year, the type of motor vehicle, the name of the manufacturer and model, the vehicle identification number, license plate number and seating capacity.
An original certificate of insurance liability for all vehicles sought to be licensed shall be attached to the application and the certificate shall include, at a minimum, the policy number, the policy expiration date, the vehicle(s) make and models, vehicle identification numbers and insurance policy coverage limits.
A certificate of continued occupancy as required pursuant to Evesham Township Land Use Regulations § 94-19.
Those intending to operate as a home occupation shall provide evidence of compliance with the Land Use Regulations of the Township of Evesham.
A list of all drivers employed by the business, including copies of each driver's state issued driver's license.
A New Jersey business registration certificate.
No limousine license shall be issued until the applicant has filed with the Township Clerk an insurance policy, of a company duly licensed to transact business under insurance laws of this state, in the sum of $1,500,000 against loss by reason of the 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 upon any public street.
Investigation. After submission of the application and requisite fee by the applicant, the Township Clerk shall cause a criminal background investigation of the applicant and any drivers, as provided, to be made. If the applicant and/or driver possesses a current New Jersey State-issued commercial driver's license with a passenger P endorsement, the applicant and/or driver may submit a copy of such license in lieu of the background investigation.
Disapproval. If the investigation indicates that the applicant has been convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude, or if the application information is false or misleading in a material respect, or if the applicant's moral character or business responsibility or records of other offenses is of such a nature as to present a clear and present danger to the public good, safety and welfare, the Township Clerk may disapprove the issuance of the license.
Approval. Upon being satisfied that the applicant is a qualified applicant, the Township Clerk shall endorse his/her approval on said application and shall issue the license or permit in the form provided for by the Township Clerk.
Renewal. Application for the renewal of licenses issued pursuant to this chapter shall be made within 30 days of the expiration thereof and in the manner provided herein.
Any change of business address under the provisions of this chapter must be submitted in writing to the Township Clerk within a period of 48 hours of such change of address and the license will be subject to a revocation for any violation thereof.
All existing limousine companies having registered with the Township of Evesham as of January 1, 2008, shall be exempt from the requirements of this chapter and shall continue to file with the Township as required by N.J.S.A. 48:16-13.
Repealer. All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent or in conflict with this chapter are hereby repealed as to said inconsistencies and conflicts.
Severability. If any section, paragraph, subdivision, clause or provision of this chapter shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall apply only to the section, paragraph, subdivision, clause or provision and the remainder of this chapter shall be deemed valid and effective.
Effective date. This chapter shall take effect immediately upon passage and publication according to law.