City of Clayton, MO
St. Louis County
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Editor's Note — Ord. no. 6210 §2, adopted June 12, 2012, repealed ch. 620 and enacted the new provisions set out herein. Former ch. 620 derived from CC 1947 §§10-110(a,b,c), 10-113, 10-120, 10-120.1, 10-120.2; CC 1970 §§21-226—21-227, 21-230, 21-240—21-242; ord. no. 3654 §1, 6-25-74; ord. no. 4138 §1, 10-31-80; ord. no. 6150 §1, 6-28-11.
[Ord. No. 6210 §2, 6-12-2012]
No person shall engage in the business of operating a taxicab business from a place of business in the City without first obtaining a license to do so. Such license shall be issued by the Director of Finance after the application therefor has been approved and the requisite fee paid as herein prescribed and after all other provisions of this Chapter pertaining to the obtaining or issuing of said licenses have been complied with.
[Ord. No. 6210 §2, 6-12-2012]
A. 
The application for a license to engage in the business of operating a taxicab shall be filed with the Director of Finance. The application shall be in writing, verified by the affidavit of the applicant; or, if the applicant is a corporation or a partnership, by its duly authorized officer or agent; and shall state the following facts:
1. 
The full name and address of the applicant; if a partnership, the names and addresses of all the partners; if a corporation, the names and addresses of all the officers and directors thereof.
2. 
The name and address of the owner or owners of the vehicles proposed to be operated.
3. 
The number of taxicabs the applicant desires to operate within the City.
4. 
The color scheme (livery) of the taxicabs proposed to be used.
B. 
The application shall be accompanied by proof that the applicant has a valid current operating permit from the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission.
[Ord. No. 6210 §2, 6-12-2012]
Before such license shall be issued, the applicant shall pay to the Director of Finance the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) as an annual license tax for each taxicab to be operated for the conveyance of passengers upon, along or over the streets of this City, said license to expire on the first (1st) day of January after the date of its issuance; provided, when any license is issued after the first (1st) day of July of any year, the fee for the remaining portion of the year shall be twelve dollars fifty cents ($12.50). All such licenses may be thereafter renewed annually upon the first (1st) day of January of each year upon filing of an application and payment of the required fee. The license so issued shall state the motor number and serial number of the motor vehicle, shall be kept with it at all times and shall not be used on any other car.