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(a) Whenever the owner of any vehicle licensed under this chapter, before the expiration of such license, sells or otherwise disposes of such vehicle, and thereafter acquires another vehicle and desires to transfer the vehicle license originally issued for the vehicle disposed of, to such newly acquired vehicle, such owner shall immediately make application to the city clerk for a transfer of said vehicle license to the newly purchased vehicle. Said application shall state the name and address of the licensee and the name and address of the purchaser of said vehicle, together with a description of the newly purchased vehicle. Upon surrender of the original wheel tax license emblem or upon proof that the wheel tax license emblem has been destroyed, the city clerk or his designee shall transfer said license to apply to the newly acquired vehicle upon payment of the proper license fee, provided, that the city clerk or his designee shall not transfer any license when the wheel tax license emblem issued under said license is defaced or mutilated so as to prevent identification of the emblem. It shall be unlawful for any person to display a wheel tax license emblem on any vehicle other than the vehicle for which the emblem was originally issued, without first transferring the license to such other vehicle, as provided for herein.
(b) The owner of any vehicle licensed under this chapter shall promptly notify the clerk and the department of police whenever the wheel tax license emblem issued under such license is lost, stolen, or destroyed.
(c) The fee for replacing a wheel tax license emblem shall be $5.00. A replacement wheel tax license emblem shall be issued only for the same vehicle, license plate, and owner as the original. It is the responsibility of the owner of any vehicles licensed under this chapter to promptly notify the City Clerk whenever the wheel tax emblem is lost, stolen, or destroyed.
(d) The transfer fee shall be $5.00. If the newly acquired vehicle is of a class requiring the payment of a license fee higher, than was paid for the license originally obtained for the vehicle disposed of, the fee required to be paid for such transfer shall be a sum equal to the difference between the fee paid for the original license and the fee fixed for licenses for vehicles of such class, plus the transfer fee of $5.00.
(Prior code § 29-11; Amended Coun. J. 12-15-93, p. 43704; Amend Coun. J. 11-10-99, p. 14998, § 3.1; Amend Coun. J. 11-17-99, p. 17487, § 3.1; Amend Coun. J. 11-19-03, p. 14216, § 3.4; Amend Coun. J. 12-12-07, p. 16793, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 9-14-16, p. 31387, § 1)