A. Issuance and Fees. If an applicant submits the required documents and otherwise satisfies all conditions and requirements found in Section 16.40.090 or, if applicable, Section 16.40.080 (pedicabs), the Administrator will issue a driver’s permit to the applicant within 20 days of completion of all requirements and payment of the permit fees outlined in the Fee Table in Section 16.40.590.
B. Permit Requirements: All driver permits must:
1. contain the permit number, permit expiration date, the driver’s name and the driver’s photograph;
2. be posted in a prominent place within any vehicle driven by the permitted driver if the vehicle is a taxicab, pedicab, shuttle or SAT; and
3. be inside the vehicle and available for inspection by any customer, passenger, police officer or designated City employee if the vehicle is a limousine or executive sedan.
C. Term. Driver’s permits are valid for a period of 12 months from the date of issuance and must be renewed upon expiration. Permits expire on the last day of any given month, regardless of what day of the month the Bureau issued the permit. In order to achieve the goal of staggered renewal dates, the Board may by administrative rule require that initial permit terms following passage of this ordinance are valid for a period of less than 12 months.
D. Replacements. If a driver’s permit is lost, damaged or stolen, the Administrator will issue a replacement permit for a fee in the amount outlined in the Fee Table in Section 16.40.590.
E. Compliance with Business License Tax Law. If applicable, any driver issued a driver’s permit under this Chapter must comply with all provisions of the Business License Tax Law, Chapter 7.02, within 60 days of issuance of a driver’s permit.
F. Suspension for Failure to Complete Training. Drivers that do not successfully complete all training and skills tests as required by Subsections 16.40.080 F., 16.40.090 F. and 16.40.090 H. within 6 months of the permit’s issuance must return their permits to the City and those permits are thereafter suspended pending completion of all required skills tests and trainings. If the required tests and trainings are not completed within 9 months of the permit’s original issuance date, the permit is revoked and applicants must begin the permit process again.