11.07.03.09

.09 Authority Actions on Permit Applications.

A. Upon receipt of an application for a permit, the Chief of Police or the Chief's designee may compile and review the required documentation and may conduct on-site inspections, check appropriate business records, and conduct necessary interviews to verify whether the applicant meets the minimum basic requirements identified in Regulations .07 and .08 of this chapter and is otherwise qualified for a permit.

B. If an applicant is determined to be qualified, the Chief of Police or the Chief designee may issue a written permit to the applicant, along with a list of approved rates as described in Regulation .15 of this chapter.

C. If more than one permit is issued for any Authority property or zone, the Maryland Transportation Authority Police and the permittees shall establish a rotation system, subzones, or other system to ensure that the permittees receive fair and equitable distribution of towing and road service calls.

D. If an applicant does not provide a completed application to the Authority or does not meet the minimum basic requirements identified in Regulations .07 and .08 of this chapter, the Chief of Police or the Chief's designee may deny the applicant's permit application, and shall advise the applicant in writing of the reasons why the application is denied. A determination to deny an application based on this section may not be appealed. An applicant may attempt to correct any deficiencies prior to the permit application closing date.

E. If an applicant meets the basic requirements in Regulations .07 and .08 of this chapter, but is determined to be unqualified based on other factors, including but not limited to inadequate prior performance, violations of law, or these regulations, the Chief of Police or the Chief's designee shall advise the applicant in writing of the reasons the applicant is found unqualified and the permit application is denied. A determination of nonqualification and denial of a permit under this section may be appealed in accordance with Regulation .24 of this chapter.