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16.40.810 Horse-Drawn Carriage Company Permits Required − Application Process and Requirements.

A.  Permit Required. No person or entity may operate a for-hire horse-drawn carriage company without a valid, current horse-drawn carriage company permit issued by the City under Chapter 16.40.

B.  Each horse-drawn carriage company permit application must satisfy the requirements of Section 16.40.600 LPT Company Permits Required.

C.  Applicants must provide the physical location (address) of each stable or other facility used to house the carriage horses. Each facility must be available for inspection during normal hours of operation by the Director or designee.

D.  Applicants for a horse-drawn carriage company permit must obtain certification for each carriage horse to be used in the operation of the permitted carriages. Application requirements for carriage horse certification are:

1.  A description of the horse’s name, age, breed, gender;

2.  A photograph and physical description of the horse, to include color, markings or other identifying marks, such as brands or tattoos, or any other identifiers, such as microchips;

3.  Certification of examination (Health Certificate) by an equine veterinarian within thirty day days prior to the application for a permit that the horse is able to perform the work described (in the horse-drawn carriage company application) without undue stress or effort.

4.  Additional veterinary certification requirements are provided in Administrative Rule.

E.  Insurance Certificate.  All horse-drawn carriage applicants must provide the Bureau with an insurance certificate of liability and an additional insured endorsement indicating that the requirements of Section 16.40.830 have been satisfied.

F.  Applicants must provide to the Director a description of the types, dates and time range, length and location of horse-drawn carriage rides offered; and

G.  Applicants must provide to the Director a schedule of rates and charges. An updated schedule must be provided to the Director when the rates are changed during the course of the permit.

H.  Horse-drawn carriage company permit fees are: $100 nonrefundable application fee, to be paid at the time of permit application; $125 for initial one year permit, and $125 per year annual permit renewal.