Town of Falmouth, MA
Barnstable County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Falmouth 11-1-1990; amended in its entirety 2-13-2006. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Authority of Selectmen to enact taxicab regulations — See Ch. 65, Art. VI.
Licenses and permits — See Ch. 140.
Article I General Provisions

§ 280-1 Definitions.

Article II Vehicles for Hire License

§ 280-2 License required; termination; transferability; fee.

§ 280-3 Principal place of business; hours of operation; marking.

Article III Number of Vehicles for Hire Licenses; Changes of Address

§ 280-4 Number of licenses.

§ 280-5 Change of address.

Article IV Vehicles for Hire Permit

§ 280-6 Application.

§ 280-7 Issuance; contents.

§ 280-8 Fees.

§ 280-9 Surrender of permit.

§ 280-10 Suspension or revocation of permit.

§ 280-11 Permit transfer, assignment or sale.

§ 280-12 Insurance certification required.

§ 280-13 Semiannual inspections.

§ 280-14 Posting of permit and rates required.

§ 280-15 Required documents to be accessible.

§ 280-16 Unfit vehicles.

§ 280-17 Number plates.

§ 280-18 Color of vehicle.

§ 280-19 Advertisements on vehicles.

Article V Operators License

§ 280-20 License required.

§ 280-21 Applicant requirements.

§ 280-22 Application for license.

§ 280-23 License fee.

§ 280-24 Reasons for rejection of application, license suspension, revocation, or failure to renew.

§ 280-25 Approval or rejection of application.

§ 280-26 Suspension or revocation of license.

§ 280-27 Hearing.

§ 280-28 Term of license.

§ 280-29 License to be visible.

§ 280-30 Termination of employment of licensed operator.

§ 280-31 Change of address.

§ 280-32 Improper operation of equipment.

§ 280-33 Operation by other than license operator.

§ 280-34 Record of trips.

Article VI Operation of Vehicle for Hire

§ 280-35 Consumption of alcohol.

§ 280-36 Seeking police assistance.

§ 280-37 Reckless or unsafe operation prohibited.

§ 280-38 Smoking regulation.

§ 280-39 Sharing of vehicle.

§ 280-40 Courtesy to passengers required.

§ 280-41 Use of shortest route required.

§ 280-42 Driver to be able to give correct change.

§ 280-43 Receipts.

§ 280-44 Passenger's refusal to pay.

§ 280-45 Lost property.

§ 280-46 Conduct of operator.

§ 280-47 Complaints.

Article VII Miscellaneous Regulations

§ 280-48 Soliciting passengers.

§ 280-49 Refusal of passengers.

§ 280-50 Selecting fares.

§ 280-51 Disabled or blind people.

§ 280-52 Suspension or revocation of vehicle for hire operator's license.

§ 280-53 Violations and penalties.

§ 280-54 Number of passengers.

Article VIII Rates and Fares

§ 280-55 Fee schedules.

§ 280-56 Rate of fare.

§ 280-57 Out-of-Town trips.

§ 280-58 Discounts.

§ 280-59 Use of taximeters required.

§ 280-60 Taximeter illumination; tampering with operation.

§ 280-61 License and permits terms and conditions; fees.

§ 280-62 Parking on public way prohibited.

Article IX Taximeter Requirements

§ 280-63 Single-tariff taximeter.

§ 280-64 Multiple-tariff taximeter.

§ 280-65 Time not recording.

§ 280-66 Fare identification.

§ 280-67 Extras.

§ 280-68 Nonuse of extras.

§ 280-69 Protection of indications.

§ 280-70 Basis of fare calculations.

§ 280-71 Statement of rates.

Article X Design of Taximeter Operation Control

§ 280-72 Means of control.

§ 280-73 Position of control.

§ 280-74 Flag.

§ 280-75 Control for extras mechanism.

§ 280-76 Interference.

§ 280-77 Provision for security seals.

Article XI Specifications for Taximeter

§ 280-78 Primary indicating element required.

§ 280-79 Advancement of indicating elements.

§ 280-80 Visibility of indications.

§ 280-81 Actuation of fare-indicating mechanism.

Article XII Taximeter Operating Conditions

§ 280-82 Indicating elements.

Article XIII Mileage Tests

§ 280-83 Vehicle lading.

§ 280-84 Tire pressure.

§ 280-85 Time test.

§ 280-86 Interference test.

Article XIV Vehicle Requirements

§ 280-87 Inflation of vehicle tires.

§ 280-88 Position and illumination of taximeter.

Article XV Authority; Enforcement

§ 280-89 Statutory authority.

§ 280-90 Police officers to enforce.