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16.40.820 Horse-Drawn Carriage Permit and Plate Required - Application Process and Requirements.

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.