Wherever used in this article “Taxicab” shall be defined to mean: Any motor driven passenger vehicle for which a charge is made for the carrying of passengers, except buses or other vehicles operating between fixed points for which a fixed charge is made for each passenger between such points.

(Code 1973, 8-301)

It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of operating a taxicab within the city either as owner, agent, operator, or employee unless each motor vehicle used in such business shall have been licensed as hereinafter provided and any violation of any of the provisions of this article shall be deemed a violation on both the part of the owner of the vehicle and the operator thereof.

(Code 1973, 8-302)

Any person desiring to engage in the business of operating a taxicab or taxicabs in the city shall first file with the city clerk an application in writing for each vehicle intended to be used in such business showing:

(a)   The name, age and address of the applicant;

(b)   A description of the vehicle, including year, make, body style and seating capacity;

(c)   The motor number and serial number of the vehicle.

Application for such license shall be made annually on or before the first of each year and shall be accompanied by the license fee hereinafter provided for.

(Code 1973, 8-303)

The license fees for taxicabs shall be $25 per annum for each vehicle used in such business.

(Code 1973, 8-304)

It shall be unlawful to operate a taxicab for hire or permit the same to be operated, nor shall any license be issued hereunder until and unless the applicant for license deposits with the city clerk a policy or certificate of liability insurance to be approved by the governing body and issued by a company authorized to do business in the State of Kansas, and having an authorized representative in the city, indemnifying the applicant against liability for bodily injury to persons in the sum of at least $25,000 for each person and at least $50,000 for each accident injury to more than one person and at least $10,000 property damage in anyone accident, through the operation of each taxicab of the applicant. The policy of insurance or certificate of insurance so deposited shall contain a clause obligating the company issuing the same to give 10 days’ written notice to the city clerk of intention to cancel the same, and the license for the operation of each such taxicab shall expire upon the lapse or termination of the policy unless a new certificate of policy shall be filed and approved before the expiration of such period.

(Code 1973, 8-305)