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D.C. Regulations on Limousine Operators

D.C. Regulations on Limousine Operators

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D.C. Taxicab Commission regulations on limousine operation.
D.C. Taxicab Commission regulations on limousine operation.

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Title 31 District of Columbia Municipal Regulations
1200 Application and Scope1201 General Requirements1202 Requirements for Licensing Limousine Organizations and Independent Owners1203 Requirement of Base Owner 1204 Licensing Requirements for Limousine Vehicles1205 Eligibility Requirements for a Limousine Operator’s License1206 Application Requirements for a Limousine Operator’s License1207 Health Requirements1208 Investigation and Examination of Applicants1209 Issuance of Licenses1210 Denial of License and Reapplication1211 Loss, Theft, or Destruction of License1212 Complaints Against Operators of Limousines1213 Hearings on Complaints1214 Renewal of License1215 Special Vehicle for Hire Permit1216 Inter-jurisdictional Limousine Operation - Permit Required1217 Advertising1218 Penalties1219 Appeals1299 Definitions
1200.1 This chapter shall be applicable to and govern all limousine and sedan organizations,operators, and vehicles doing business in the District of Columbia (District).1200.2 The provisions of this chapter shall be interpreted to comply with the language and intentof the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission Establishment Act of 1985, as amended.
Unless otherwise noted, the authority for this chapter is § 8 of the District of ColumbiaTaxicab Commission Establishment Act of 1985, D.C. Law 6-97, D.C. Official Code §§ 50-301 et
Final Rulemaking published at 41 DCR 2812 (May 20, 1994).
1201.1 No vehicle shall be operated as a limousine, as defined in § 1299, in the District unlessa license has been issued for that vehicle by the Commission pursuant to the provisionsof D.C. Official Code § 47-2829(h) (2001).1201.2 The vehicle license issued pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 47-2829(h) (2001) shall bemaintained in the vehicle and readily available to be shown to any passenger or lawenforcement official.
Title 31 District of Columbia Municipal Regulations
1201.3 No person shall drive a limousine in the District of Columbia unless that person has avalid limousine operator’s license issued by the Commission pursuant to D.C OfficialCode § 47-2829(i) (2001).1201.4 The operator’s license issued pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 47-2829(i) (200l) shall be maintained in the vehicle and readily available to be shown to any passenger or lawenforcement official.1201.5 No owner of a limousine shall operate or permit the vehicle to be operated in theDistrict unless a license has been issued by the Commission for that vehicle pursuant toD.C. Official Code § 47-2829(h) (2001), and the driver has a valid limousine operator’slicense issued pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 47-2829(i) (2001).
Every person holding a license to operate a limousine shall maintain at the Office of Taxicabs their correct name, residence address and telephone number, and if affiliated with an organization the organization or owner for which they drive. In the event of any change in this information, the licensee shall inform the Office of the changewithin five (5) business days. The licensee may elect to provide this information bycertified mail with return receipt requested or by hand delivery; the Office will provide proof of filing to the licensee. Failure to do so will result in a fine of onehundred dollars ($100.00) per offense. Any fine imposed pursuant to this sectionshall be collected at the time of the licensee’s renewal period.
1201.7 Every operator of a limousine shall maintain an itinerary/trip ticket, work 
order, log sheet or electronic device that contains a daily log of all tripsengaged in during the operation of the vehicle. The operator is also required totransfer information from an electronic device or cellular telephone fromwhich it was retrieved to a written or printed format which shall be considereda manifest. The format shall consist of an itinerary/trip ticket, work order or log sheet and shall contain, but not be limited to, the following:(a)
the date;(b)
time of pick up;(c)
address or location of the pick up;(d)
final destination; and(e)
time of discharge.
Final Rulemaking published at 41 DCR 2812-13 (May 20, 1994); as amended by: FinalRulemaking published at 53 DCR 855 (February10, 2006); and Final Rulemaking published at 54 DCR 5605 (June 8, 2007)
Title 31 District of Columbia Municipal Regulations
1202.1 No limousine organization or independently operated limousine, as defined in § 1299 of this chapter, shall operate in the District without first paying the applicable fee of twohundred fifty dollars ($250) for the limousine organization or one hundred dollars($100) for an independently operated limousine and obtaining a certificate of authorityto operate.1202.2 Each limousine organization shall file with the Office of Taxicabs (Office), in additionto other information and data required by law, the following:(a) Annually on December 15th, and at other times as may be required by theCommission, a certificate of identity on forms provided by the Office. Appendedto the certificate shall be a list of the officers and directors with their residenceaddresses;(b) If incorporated, a copy of its certificate of incorporation;(c) By-laws and other rules and regulations relating to the organization and itsoperation, including fees charged to affiliates;(d) The name and residence address of the lessee and owner of each limousineoperated by the organization;(e) The address and telephone number of the organization and certification of compliance with applicable zoning requirements;(f) The ownership, seating capacity, make, year, weight, and vehicle identificationnumber of all limousines;(g) The financial status and responsibility of the applicant, including evidence of ability to acquire and maintain the vehicle(s) for which authority is sought;(h) Each criminal conviction, guilty plea, or plea of 
nolo contendere
of the applicant;(i) The nature and location of depots, terminals, and garages to be used, if any;(j) A description of the communications systems to be used, if any;(k) The specific experience of the applicant in the transportation of passengers for hire;(l) A description of service(s) to be rendered, including, time(s) of operation; and(m) A schedule of fares and changes as they occur.

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