A. Permit and Decal or Plate Required for Horse-Drawn Carriages. No horse-drawn carriage may be used as a for-hire transportation vehicle without a valid and current permit and a valid and current, unobstructed plate issued by the City under Chapter 16.40. Applicants for a carriage vehicle permit and carriage plate must be the owner of the carriage. Carriage permits will only be issued to an owner who has obtained a horse-drawn carriage company permit.
B. Application Form. The applicant for a horse-drawn carriage permit must complete a “Horse-Drawn Carriage Application” in the form required by the Director, which includes, but is not limited to, the following required information:
1. Carriage make, model and manufacturer;
2. Seating capacity and weight limits;
3. A photograph of each carriage to be registered;
4. If necessary, any information that reasonably relates to the application or is a clarification of information provided to the Director.
C. Safety Inspection. The Board has the authority, by Administrative Rule, to require that a horse-drawn carriage operator demonstrate by inspection that all safety standards are met prior to a permit plate or decal being issued.
D. Horse-Drawn Carriage Condition. No horse-drawn carriage will be issued a plate or decal if the Director determines that the carriage is not clean and in good repair, with all required equipment in sound operating condition.
E. Horse-Drawn Carriage Equipment: Specific equipment requirements are provided by Administrative Rule.
F. Each horse-drawn carriage shall be made available for inspection at the request of the Director or his designee.
G. Fees. Horse-drawn carriage companies must pay a $25 initial and annual renewal fee for each horse-drawn carriage vehicle permit and plate.