Section 28-113 Qualifications.


    (a) Every applicant for a driver's certificate shall:

    (1)    Be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of application.

    (2)    Be able to read and write the English language.

    (3)    Be clean and neat in dress and person, and not addicted to the use of intoxicating liquor or drugs.

    (4)    Have a general reputation for integrity, responsibility, good moral character as a law abiding citizen, and shall have a good driving record.

    (5)    Possess a valid Missouri chauffeur's license. The number on the chauffeur's license shall be placed on the Columbia driver's certificate.

    (6)    Have at least one year's experience as a driver of motor vehicles, and at least sixty (60) days' experience operating motor vehicles over the streets of the city.

    (b) In addition to the above requirements, drivers of horse-drawn vehicles shall present a written certification of their ability to safely drive horse-drawn vehicles under urban street traffic conditions issued by a recognized trainer of persons for such operations.

    (c)      The driver's certificate provided for herein shall not be issued or renewed until the fee for such certificate shall have been paid. The driver's certificate fee shall be twenty dollars ( $20.00 ) per year. The applicant shall also pay a fee to cover costs incurred by the department of finance in obtaining the criminal record check required in section 28-114 .

    (d) No driver while on duty shall conduct himself in a boisterous, vociferous, belligerent or otherwise offensive manner.

(Ord. No. 12094, § 1, 12-12-88; Ord. No. 13514, § 1, 11-16-92; Ord. No. 17348, § 1, 6-17-02; Ord. No. 19518, § 3, 5-7-07; Ord. No. 21799, § 3, 9-16-13)


(Ord. 21799, Amended, 09/16/2013, Prior Text; Ord. 19518, Amended, 05/07/2007, Prior Text; Ord. 17348, Amended, 06/17/2002, Prior Text)