Sec. 24-150.  Penalty for violation of article; presumption of responsibility.

 

(a)  Any person who violates the provisions of this article, other than section 24-153(b) or section 24-169, shall be subject to having placed on his, her, their or its vehicle a parking ticket by any police officer or person or persons designated by the chief of police with such enforcement authority.  Said parking ticket shall be for the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and the owner or operator of any such vehicle shall, within seventy-two (72) hours, pay the same to the office of the city clerk.  If said ticket is not paid within said seventy-two (72) hour period, the parking violation shall consti­tute an offense, and the owner or operator of said vehicle shall upon conviction thereof be subject to a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).  If the identity of the operator of a motor vehicle cannot be deter­mined, the owner or person in whose name such vehicle is regis­tered shall be held prima facie responsible for such infraction.

 

(b)  Any person who violates the provisions of section 24-153(b) or 24-169 shall be guilty of an offense, and upon conviction thereof, be subject to the general penalty section (section 1-16) of this Code.  If the identity of the operator of a motor vehicle cannot be determined, the owner or person in whose name such vehicle is registered shall be held prima facie responsible for such infraction. 

 

Source:  Ord. No. 3095, § 7, 10-18-82; Ord. No. 3374, § 1, 1-6-86; Ord. No. 4209, § 1, 10-7-96; Ord. No. 4414, § 1, 7-6-99; Ord. No. 5256, § 1, 7-1-13; Ord. No. 5271, § 1, 10-7-13