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Tour Service Business: A person, firm, corporation or other legal entity, which provides a tour or sight‐seeing service for any form of remuneration through the use of or vehicles owned, rented or leased by that same entity. 

Trolley Service License: A license allowing a person, firm, corporation or other legal entity to operate a tour service business.  There shall be no limitation as to the number of Tour Service Vehicles each licensee may rent, own, or lease; provided, however, that each license may allow a tour service business to operate up to four (4) tour‐service vehicles at any given point in time, and only on approved routes as listed in Attachment A.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, each licensee may operate more than four (4) tour‐service vehicles at any  given point in time subject to the following limitations:  (1) the operation of more than four (4) tour‐service  vehicles shall occur no more than twelve (12) days per year; (2) no less than three (3) days prior to operating  more than four (4) tour‐service vehicles, the licensee shall notify the police department in writing; and (3)  departures and arrivals shall be staggered at least ten (10) minutes apart. 

Horse Drawn Carriage Business: A business enterprise that provides or offers the ability to ride in a horse drawn carriage for a fee to the public. 

Horse Drawn Carriage Business License: Horse drawn carriages shall be confined to the routes identified in Attachment B between the designated hours of 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.  Horse drawn carriages are prohibited from all other streets and areas within the city:  There shall be no more than two (2) carriage operator licenses issued and outstanding at any time.  A license to operate a horse drawn tour business shall enable the licensee to operate up to two (2) carriages at any given point in time on the approved routes. 

Tour Guides: Although tour guides employed by a tour service business do not need an individual tour guide business license, all tour guides employed by the tour service business shall comply with all other tour guide regulations stipulated in the Tour Operators Ordinance. The tour service business shall be responsible for assuring that each tour guide in their employment will fully comply with all regulations as set forth herein. 

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