5.52.020 – Horse-drawn carriage company requirements

  1. Permit Required:  No person or entity may conduct business as a horse-drawn carriage company on City streets without a valid, current horse-drawn carriage company permit issued by the City under Section 5.52.030.  Permits will be issued annually for the period May 1 through April 30 of each year.  Horse-drawn carriage company permit fees are one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) for a year and must be renewed annually.

  2. Number of Permits Issued:  Only two (2) horse-drawn carriage company permits shall be issued annually so the City can maintain safety and efficacy of a horse drawn carriage operation in downtown St. Charles.

  3. Background Check:  Each applicant(s) must submit to a background check by the police department and be found to be of good moral character in the eyes of the law.

  4. Rates:  Each horse-drawn carriage must prominently display the rate or other charge to be made for its service.  This may be done by placing placard on the inside of the carriage or handing out a document with the rates attached.

  5. Insurance Requirements:  Company permit holders must secure and maintain a commercial general liability policy reflecting limits of no less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence and two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) aggregate for covered claims arising out of but not limited to, bodily injury, property damage, personal and advertising injury, and contractual liability in the course of the permit holder’s work under a for-hire horse-drawn carriage company permit.  The insurance policy must allow for written notice to the administrator thirty (30) days before a policy is cancelled, will expire or be reduced in coverage.