[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Middle 7-5-1951 as Ord. No. 74. Sections 226-1, 226-6A and 226-9 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 236.
Fees — See Ch. A285.
No person shall own and operate any taxicab or limousine within the Township of Middle unless licensed pursuant to this chapter.
A taxicab owner's license shall entitle the taxicab therein described to be operated by the owner in the Township of Middle or by a driver duly licensed by the State of New Jersey until the license either expires or is surrendered, suspended or revoked and shall not be transferable.
Any licenses issued pursuant to the terms of this chapter shall expire at 12:00 midnight of the 31st day of December of the year in which they were issued unless sooner surrendered, suspended or revoked.
All applications for issuance or renewal of any license shall be made in writing to the Township Committee on prescribed forms. Each applicant for a license shall supply the information requested on the application and file the same, together with the proper fee hereinafter fixed, at least two weeks before the application shall be acted upon.
Every applicant for a license shall submit to the Township Clerk the proper insurance policy or certificate in lieu thereof as required by the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey.
The license fee aforesaid shall be refunded in full upon the denial of any application for the issuance or renewal of a license by the Township Committee.
The Township Committee may, in its discretion, refuse to issue or renew or may, after notice and hearing, revoke or suspend:
Any license if the applicant or licensee has been once convicted of a crime in this or any other jurisdiction or convicted of being a disorderly person or of a violation of Title 39, Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulation, of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey or who violates any provision of this chapter or has any judgment unsatisfied of record against him arising out of an automobile accident or who is an alien citizen of any nation between which and the United States of America a state of war exists or who has made false answers in his application for such license or any renewal thereof or who has failed or fails to render reasonably prompt safe and adequate taxicab service or who has not complied fully with all requirements of this chapter for such license.
Any taxicab owner's license if the motor vehicle licensed or to be licensed by reason of unsafe or unsanitary condition, is dangerous to the safety or health of the occupants or others or if the policy of insurance required by N.J.S.A. 48:16-3 has lapsed or such coverage is not maintained at all times.
No person shall park any taxicab on any of the streets or highways of the Township of Middle at any time except at such place or places as the Township Committee may from time to time designate as municipal taxi stands.
Any person or persons who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not to exceed 90 days, in the discretion of the Judge by whom such person is convicted.