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16.40.100 Taxi Services Permits Required.

The operation of a Taxi Company is a privilege and not a right. For taxi services to be provided in the City of Portland, the Taxi Company shall be required to obtain a permit. The Bureau shall certify that all affiliated Taxi Company Vehicles and Taxi Company Drivers have met all certification and operating requirements.

A.  Taxi Company Permit Requirements.  No person or entity shall conduct business as a Taxi Company in the City of Portland without a valid, current permit issued by the City under Chapter 16.40.  Failure to comply with this section shall be a violation subject to the penalties provided in Sections 16.40.930 through 16.40.950.

B.  Taxi Driver Certification Requirements.  No person or entity shall conduct business as a Taxi Driver in the City of Portland without certification by the Director prior to being authorized to provide taxi services on behalf of an affiliated Taxi Company. Drivers not meeting all required conditions will not be certified as Taxi Driver and will not be allowed to operate as a Taxi Driver. Failure to comply with this section shall be a violation subject to the penalties provided in Sections 16.40.930 and 16.40.950.

C.  Taxi Vehicle Certification Requirements.  No vehicle shall be operated to conduct business as a Taxi Vehicle in the City of Portland without certification by the Director prior to being used to provide Taxi services by an affiliated Taxi Company. Vehicles not meeting all required conditions will not be certified as Taxi Vehicle and will not be allowed to operate as a Taxi Vehicle. Failure to comply with this section shall be a violation subject to the penalties provided in Sections 16.40.930 though16.40.950.