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Taxi By-law Part II

Prohibition

9.

(1) No Owner of a Motor Vehicle shall cause or permit the Motor Vehicle to be used for a Taxi-cab Service without first having obtained a Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence for the Owner's Motor Vehicle from the Clerk in accordance with this By-law.

(2) No Owner shall allow or permit another person to provide or attempt to provide a Taxi-cab Service with the Owner's Motor Vehicle unless such person has a valid Taxi-cab Driver Licence as issued under this By-law.

Licence Application

10. Every person who applies for a Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence shall provide the Clerk, if applicable, with:

(1) the Owner's name and address;

(2) all current articles of incorporation for the person;

(3) all current documents showing the registered business name of the person;

(4) the full names and dates of birth for all officers and directors of the person;

(5) the make, model, vehicle identification number, production year and Ontario licence plate number for the Owner's Taxi-cab;

(6) a valid motor vehicle permit in the Owner's name for the Taxi-cab as issued by the Ministry of Transportation;

(7) if the Taxi-cab is greater than three (3) years in age, based on the year appearing on the motor vehicle permit, or has more than 75,000 kilometres, a valid Province of Ontario Motor Vehicle Inspection Certificate showing that the Taxi-cab has passed the applicable safety inspection;

(8) satisfactory evidence that the Taxi-cab has passed all applicable propane safety inspections if an Owner's Taxi-cab operates with propane as its primary or secondary fuel source;

(9) proof of automobile insurance as approved by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario for the Taxi-cab that will insure the provision of Taxi-cab Services in the amount of at least two million dollars ($2,000,000) per occurrence, exclusive of interest and costs, against liability resulting from bodily injury to or the death of one or more persons and loss or damage to property;

(10) confirmation that the Owner, or any officer or director of the Owner, has not had a licence in regard to the ownership of a taxi-cab of any class suspended or revoked in the Region or any other municipality in the three (3) year period prior to the application; and

(11) confirmation that the Owner, or any officer or director of the Owner, has not been convicted of an offence under any taxi-cab by-law of the Region or any other municipality in regard to the ownership of a taxi-cab of any class in the three (3) year period prior to the application.

11. A Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence shall only be issued to an Owner who has the use of a Taxi-cab Broker that is licensed under this By-law.

12. The Clerk may issue a Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence to an applicant that has satisfied the requirements of this By-law on a one (1) month or one (1) year term, as requested by the applicant.

Licence Classes

13.The Clerk shall issue a Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence to an applicant that has satisfied the requirements of this By-law based on the appropriate Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence class as set out in the following:

(1) The Clerk shall issue a Meter Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence to an applicant that was deemed to hold a Meter Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence pursuant to this By-law on the date that this By-law comes into effect, or to an applicant that acquired a Meter Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence thereafter pursuant to the provisions of this By-law; and

(2) The Clerk shall issue an Auxiliary Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence to any other applicant that does not meet the criteria as set out in subsection (1) of this section.

General Licence Requirements

14. Every person who holds a Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence shall display:

(1) the Taxi-cab Licence Plate on the rear bumper of their Taxi-cab; and

(2) two decals that are a minimum of 200 square centimeters each in area in visible locations on the exterior of their Taxi-cab that visibly displays in large print the name or trademark of their Taxi-cab Broker.

15. Every person who holds a Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence shall ensure at all times that their Taxi-cab is mechanically safe so as to meet the standards required for the issuance of a Province of Ontario Motor Vehicle Inspection Certificate.

16.

(1) Every Taxi-cab Owner who has a Taxi-cab as licensed under this By-law that is ten (10) years or older, based on the year appearing on the motor vehicle permit, shall provide the Clerk with a valid Province of Ontario Motor Vehicle Inspection Certificate on the sixth (6th) month anniversary of their Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence.

(2) Where subsection (1) of this section applies and the Taxi-cab operates with propane as its primary or secondary fuel source, the Taxi-cab Owner shall also provide the Clerk with a valid certificate showing that the Taxi-cab has passed all applicable propane safety inspections.

 17. Every person who holds a Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence shall:

(1) take all reasonable steps to ensure that each person holding a Taxi-cab Driver Licence who operates the licence holder's Taxi-cab complies with  the requirements of this By-law;

(2) immediately report to the Clerk any known:

i)     contravention of this By-law;

ii)    charge or conviction pursuant to the Criminal Code, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act or Highway Traffic Act; or

iii)   driver licence suspension;

by a person holding a Taxi-cab Driver Licence who operates the licence holder's Taxi-cab; and

(3) immediately report to the Clerk any known motor vehicle accident that is reportable pursuant to section 199 of the Highway Traffic Act, or any successor provision, or personal injury or cancellation of insurance involving the licence holder's Taxi-cab.

18. In the event an Owner replaces a Taxi-cab as licensed under this By-law with another Taxi-cab, the Taxi-cab Owner/ Vehicle Licence for such may be transferred to the replacement Taxi-cab provided:

(1) that the Owner applies to the Clerk and meets the criteria as set out in this By- law, with necessary modification; and

(2) the Owner pays the fee in accordance with the Licence Fees and Charges By-law.

Special Licence Requirements (Meter Taxi-cab Owner)

19. Every person who holds a Meter Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence shall ensure at all times that their Meter Taxi-cab is equipped with an operational:

(1) Taxi-cab Meter that meets the requirements of this By-law; 

(2) illuminated top sign on the roof of the Meter Taxi-cab that is capable of illuminating when the Meter Taxi-cab is unoccupied by a Passenger;

(3) GPS that sets out and records the location of the Meter Taxi-cab; and

(4) dispatch system that allows communication between the Driver and Meter Taxi-cab Broker.

20. The Clerk shall not issue more than 368 Meter Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licences.

21. Notwithstanding any other provision of this By-law, an Owner who holds a Meter Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence may surrender the licence to the Clerk and the Clerk may issue a new Meter Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence to a person designated by the licence holder provided that the designated person meets all of the applicable conditions for such licences under this By-law.

22.

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this By-law, a person administrating the estate of a person who held a Meter Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence may surrender the licence to the Clerk and the Clerk may issue a new Meter Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence to a person designated by the person administrating the Owner's estate provided that the person administrating the Owner's estate surrenders the licence within 75 calendar days of the Owner's death and the designated person meets all of the applicable conditions for a Meter Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence.

(2) A person administrating the estate of a person who held a Meter Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence may allow the Meter Taxi-cab to be operated for the 75 calendar day period under subsection (1) of this section provided that the applicable conditions for the Meter Taxi-cab under this By-law are satisfied. For the purposes of this subsection, the person administrating the estate shall be deemed to be the holder of the Meter Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence.

23. Schedule "B" of this By-law shall apply when:

(1) a Meter Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence is not renewed pursuant to this By-law;

(2) a Meter Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence is permanently revoked pursuant to the terms of this By-law;  or

(3) the holder of a Meter Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence dies, is dissolved or ceases operation and the provisions under section 22 of this By-law have not been exercised.

Special Licence Requirements (Auxiliary Taxi-cab Owner)

24. No person who holds an Auxiliary Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence shall place or allow a top sign to be placed on the roof their Auxiliary Taxi-cab.

Licence Expiration

25.

(1) Every Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence that is issued for a one year term shall  expire at 4:30 p.m. on the licence holder's date of birth of each year or the 31st  day of January of each year if the licence holder is a corporation.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, if the licence holder's date of birth or January 31st, as applicable, fall on a Holiday then the Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence shall expire at 4:30 p.m. on the following day that is not a Holiday.

(3) Every Taxi-cab Owner / Vehicle Licence that is issued for a one (1) month term shall expire thirty (30) calendar days after issuance by the Clerk. 

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