Town of Bel Air, MD
Harford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Town Commissioners of the Town of Bel Air 3-11-1980 by Ord. No. 310 as Ch. 6, Art. 5 of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 424-1 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
OPERATOR
The driver of any taxicab.
OWNER
Any person who owns and hires out any taxicab within the Town of Bel Air.
TAXICAB
Any motor vehicle for hire designated to carry seven persons or fewer, including the driver, operated upon any public street or highway in the Town of Bel Air, provided that nothing in this definition shall be construed so as to include as a taxicab a motor vehicle operated under a licensed firm of the Public Service Commission of Maryland, over fixed routes and on regular schedules.

§ 424-2 Vehicle identification.

The owner of a taxicab shall attach to the vehicle proper identification that the vehicle is a taxicab. Such identification shall include the name of the owner, the company telephone number and the vehicle number. The identification shall be displayed on the side of both front doors of the vehicle.

§ 424-3 Rates charged by owner.

Every taxicab owner shall post in each of his or her vehicles designated as a taxicab a schedule of fares in a manner that passengers may readily determine the exact fare payable by them.

§ 424-4 Inspection of vehicles.

The owner of every vehicle that has been designated as a taxicab shall have the vehicle inspected every six months with such inspections conducted by an inspection station licensed by the Automotive Safety Enforcement Division of the Maryland State Police. The owner shall pay the prescribed fee for said inspections. No vehicle may be operated within the Town of Bel Air without a certification that it is safe to operate.

§ 424-5 Taxicab operator's permit required.

No person shall operate a taxicab within the Town of Bel Air without first obtaining a taxicab operator's permit issued from the Harford County Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits.

§ 424-6 Compliance by taxicab owner and driver.

Every taxicab owner and operator shall comply with the provisions of this chapter and all laws and regulations applicable to the operation of a taxicab business in Harford County.

§ 424-7 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any violation of any provision of this chapter shall be a municipal infraction and a violator shall be fined as provided in Chapter 1, Article II of this Code.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).