9-76-160  Registration plates.
   (a)   Every vehicle in the City subject to the registration plates requirements of the Illinois Vehicle Code shall bear registration plates in the manner required by that Code. It is illegal to park a vehicle on any roadway if the registration plate or other registration material fails to comply with this subsection. Any person who violates this subsection shall be fined the amount set forth in Section 9-100-020 for each offense. Specific requirements for covered vehicles are set forth below:
      (1)   Registration plates issued for a motor vehicle other than a motorcycle, trailer, semi-trailer or truck-tractor shall be attached to the front and rear of the vehicle.
      (2)   The registration plate issued for a motorcycle, trailer or semi-trailer shall be attached to the rear thereof.
      (3)   The registration plate issued for a truck- tractor shall be attached to the front thereof.
      (4)   Every registration plate shall at all times be securely fastened in a horizontal position to the vehicle for which it is issued so as to prevent the plate from swinging and at a height of not less than 12 inches from the ground, measuring from the bottom of such plate, in a place and position to be clearly visible and shall be maintained free from foreign materials and in a condition to be clearly legible. No registration plate shall be covered by any tinted or colored screen.
   (b)   Every registration plate, temporary permit or evidence of temporary registration must bear evidence of proper registration for the current period and be clearly displayed. If the vehicle is subject to registration in the State of Illinois, evidence of registration must be displayed in the manner required by the Secretary of State. It is illegal to park a vehicle on any roadway if the registration plate or other registration material fails to comply with this subsection. Any person who violates this subsection shall be fined the amount set forth in Section 9-100-020 for each offense.
(Added Coun. J. 7-12-90, p. 18634; Amend Coun. J. 3-26-96, p. 19161, effective 1-1-97; Amend Coun. J. 2-7-97, p. 38959; Amend Coun. J. 2-7-97, p. 38959, § 9; Amend Coun. J. 12-12-01, p. 75777, § 5.5; Amend Coun. J. 11-13-07, p. 14999, Art. I, § 6; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-16, p. 37901, Art. VIII, § 9)