(1) The Licensing Officer may issue or renew a for-hire business license to a taxicab company or a TNC; provided, that:
(a) The taxicab company or TNC submits a complete for-hire (Taxicab/TNC) business license application together with an affidavit sworn under penalty of perjury, on a form provided by the Licensing Officer, that the taxicab company or TNC is in compliance with the driver requirements, vehicle requirements, insurance requirements, and operational requirements of this chapter. An application review fee, as designated in PMC 3.35.050, shall be paid in full at the time of submitting any initial and renewal license application.
(b) The taxicab company or TNC provides proof of insurance coverage for the limits required in this chapter for all employed or affiliated drivers.
The application and affidavit form will be made available by the Licensing Officer at Pasco City Hall or on the City’s website.
(2) The licenses issued or renewed under this chapter shall be effective on the date of issuance pursuant to PMC 5.05.100, and shall be for a period of one year.
(3) The business license fee shall be based upon the number of employed or affiliated drivers operating for-hire vehicles for the taxicab company or TNC applying for the license, as designated in PMC 3.35.050.
(4) No for-hire (taxicab/TNC) business license shall be issued or valid until the affidavit and proof of insurance required in this section have been reviewed and approved, and the fee prescribed in this section has been paid.