§ 9.04.410. Hauler permit application, issuance, and appeal procedures  


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  • A. Hauler permit application. To acquire a hauler permit for the first time, or to add any additional vehicles to a current, valid hauler permit, a hauler must submit an application to the department for a hauler permit a minimum of fourteen calendar days prior to the proposed commencement of collection within the city. Any currently-permitted hauler must submit an application for renewal to the director for a hauler permit a minimum of sixty calendar days prior to the expiration of the valid hauler permit. Haulers shall submit a hauler permit application in accordance with this chapter and the policies and procedures established by the director. The hauler shall, under penalty of perjury, swear that all information contained in the hauler permit application and all information submitted in connection with the hauler permit application is true and correct. At a minimum, the application for a hauler permit shall require a hauler to provide the following information:

    1. The name, address and telephone number of the applicant;

    2. All names under which the applicant is doing business or has conducted business during the past three calendar years;

    3. A list of all proposed permitted vehicles to be used within the city for the purpose of collecting solid waste and/or recyclable materials including the following information for each vehicle:

    a. The state motor vehicle registration number;

    b. Description of chassis by year and manufacturer;

    c. Description of the body by year and manufacturer;

    d. The legal weight limit;

    e. The volume of the body of the vehicle in cubic yards; and

    f. Copy of insurance coverage for each vehicle in an amount not less than the minimum coverage required by Texas law.

    4. The types of solid waste and/or recyclable materials to be collected, transported, processed, and/or disposed.

    5. Proof of an executed, current franchise agreement with the city for hauler services.

    6. Any additional data and information deemed necessary by the director in order to verify the accuracy of information contained in the permit application forms and attendant documents.

    B. Review, issuance, denial and appeal of hauler permit application. An application for an initial or renewed hauler permit submitted pursuant to this article may be granted or denied by the director. Such application may be denied for one or more of the following reasons:

    1. The applicant has failed to provide some or all of the information required by Section 9.04.410A, including, but not limited to, proof of an executed, current franchise agreement with the city for hauler services.

    2. The applicant has supplied false information to the city in connection with any matter regulated under this chapter.

    3. The applicant has failed to pay all or any portion of the established hauler permit fee, franchise fees, other fees, penalties, or interest required or imposed pursuant to this chapter.

    4. The applicant has failed to comply with Texas state requirements for vehicles governed by 30 TAC § 330.105.

    The director shall grant or deny a hauler permit application within sixty calendar days of the applicant's submission of a completed application. In the event the hauler permit application is denied by the director, the appeals process shall be conducted in accordance with this chapter.

(Ord. No. 17380, § 1, 8-24-2010)