All towing operators, in order to provide services in no-preference motor vehicle accidents, shall be licensed with the city clerk of the City of Millville. No towing operator shall have been convicted of any crime. The city clerk shall take applications for the licensing of towing operators from any towing operator who asserts that he can comply with the New Jersey statutes and regulations and with the terms of the City of Millville Municipal Code.
Each licensed towing operator shall be charged an annual fee of $250. Said fee shall be paid upon the submission of the signed application to the city clerk of the City of Millville.
The application form shall include the name, business address, and telephone number of the towing operator. It shall also include the location of the towing operator's motor vehicle storage facility, the name of the towing operator's insurance company, the insurance policy number, the towing fees and storage fees charged, and any other information which the city clerk deems relevant and appropriate.
The city clerk shall furnish a copy of the application to the chief of police of the city or his designated representative, who shall conduct an investigation of the towing operator. This investigation shall be completed within 30 days. This investigation shall consist of an inspection of the motor vehicle storage facility, an inspection of the tow vehicles, an inspection of the towing operation, and an inquiry into all relevant matters to determine if the towing operator meets the requirements with the New Jersey statutes and regulations and with the terms of the City of Millville Municipal Code.