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16.40.910 Permit Fees and Civil Penalty Fines.

A.  All permitted PFHT operators shall pay permit fees and civil penalties consistent with Sections 16.40.910 and 16.40.930.

B.  All permitted PFHT operators shall provide payment to the City pursuant to Section 16.40.910. The Director shall suspend or revoke PFHT permits if permit fees are not paid in full in accordance to Section 16.40.910.

C.  Permit fee rates shall be established annually by the Director presented to the PFHT Advisory Committee and defined in Administrative Rules pursuant to Section 16.40.970.

D.  Taxi Company and TNC permit fee rates shall be established annually by the Director in accordance with the following:

1.  Permit fee rates shall be established to fund all program costs required to adequately administer the PFHT program pursuant to Sections 16.40.100 -16.40.190 and 16.40.200 - 16.40.290 and to verify compliance with all relevant requirements pursuant to Chapter 16.40; and

2.  Permit fee rates shall be proportioned according to the expected annual number of trips fulfilled by permitted Taxi Companies and TNCs, as determined by the Director and informed by available trip data provided pursuant to Subsections 16.40.140 K. and 16.40.240 K.

E.  Permitted Taxi Companies and TNCs shall add to the total fare of each completed trip charged to passengers the permit fee, as established by the Director and pursuant to this section and in accordance with the following:

1.  The permit fee rate added to total fare of each completed trip charged to passengers by the Taxi Company or TNC shall be clearly identified as the “CITY OF PORTLAND SURCHARGE” on receipts provided to passengers pursuant to Sections 16.40.140 and 16.40.240.

F.  The Director shall provide permit fee invoices to permitted Taxi Companies and TNCs quarterly pursuant to Section 16.40.910. The Director shall issue invoices on or about the 20th day of the month following the end of the quarter based upon trip data provided by TNC and Taxi Companies. The invoice payments are due on the 15th day of the following month. In the event the 15th day of the month falls on a holiday or a weekend then the payment will be due on the first business day following the weekend or holiday.  Payments will be considered delinquent on the 20th day of the following month.  The first quarter of a new year begins on January 1. The Director shall suspend or revoke Taxi Company or TNC Company permits if permit fees are not paid in full in accordance to Section 16.40.910.

G.  Permit fee rates applicable to all approved PFHT operators, with the exception of Taxi Companies and TNCs, shall be established annually by the Director to fund all program costs required to adequately administer the PFHT program and to verify compliance with all relevant requirements pursuant to Chapter 16.40 and as defined in Administrative Rules.

H.  The Director shall provide notice of permit fee payment requirements to permitted PFHT operators, with the exception of Taxi Companies and TNCs, pursuant to Section 16.40.910. The Director shall suspend or revoke PFHT permits if permit fees are not paid in full in accordance to Section 16.40.910.