[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Braintree 6-15-2010 by Ord. No. 10-012 (former Ch. 5.40 of the Town Bylaws, which derived from prior code Ch. 122, as amended STM 10-5-2004 by Art. 30). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of License Commissioners may license hackney carriage companies or companies which offer motor vehicles for the conveyance of passengers for hire in the Town, and it may revoke such licenses at its discretion, and a record of all licenses so granted or revoked shall be kept by the Board of License Commissioners. Taxi vehicles must be housed in Braintree and pay excise tax in Braintree. The company must have an office in Braintree and have a telephone line in Braintree.
Licenses issued under this chapter shall expire on the last day in February next after the date thereof and shall not be transferred without the consent of the Board of License Commissioners endorsed thereon. For each license the sum of $200 shall be paid to the Town. A license so granted shall become void if the applicant neglects or refuses to take out and pay for his/her license within 10 days after notice that it has been granted.
No person shall set up, use or drive in the Town any unlicensed hackney carriage or motor vehicle for the conveyance of passengers for hire in the Town under a penalty of $100 for the first offense, $200 for the second offense, and $300 for a third and/or subsequent offense.