Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17348 on 06/17/2002, Section 28-79 read as follows.


    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation or partnership to operate or conduct a taxicab business or limousine service or similar business within the city limits without first obtaining a permit.

    (b) It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation or partnership to operate any vehicle for hire within the city limits of Columbia unless that vehicle has a permit issued to it and the vehicle permit fee has been paid. The permit fee shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00) twenty dollars ($20.00) per annum for the first vehicle and five dollars ($5.00) ten dollars ($10.00) for each additional vehicle.

(Ord. No. 12094, § 1, 12-12-88)