3-56-120  Vehicle manufacturers and dealers.
   If any manufacturer or dealer in any of the motor vehicles mentioned in this chapter shall make application to the city clerk and shall state that he is a manufacturer operating a plant for the construction of motor vehicles within the city or dealer in such motor vehicles with a salesroom located within the city and that he desires a wheel tax license emblem to be used by him or it, the city clerk or his designee shall upon payment by such applicant to the comptroller of the fee hereinafter set forth issue to such manufacturer or dealer a distinctive wheel tax license emblem with a number thereon. Said emblem must be attached to or borne by any such motor vehicles while being operated on the streets of the city. When any such vehicle is in use and carries such wheel tax license emblem, no other license fee shall be collected under the provisions of this chapter.
   The annual license fee to be paid for each such wheel tax license emblem for motor vehicles, except motorcycles, shall be $90.00, and said fee shall not be prorated.
   The annual license fee to be paid for each such wheel tax license emblem for motorcycles shall be $45.00, and said fee shall not be prorated.
   Every manufacturer or dealer applying for said wheel tax license emblems must submit to the city clerk satisfactory proof of his status as such manufacturer or dealer and satisfactory proof of the number of sets of dealer's plates issued to the applicant by the State of Illinois. Provided, that no wheel tax license emblems shall be issued hereunder unless the applicant is in possession of an Illinois state manufacturer's or dealer's license for the current year. The total number of wheel tax license emblems that may be obtained hereunder shall not exceed the number of sets of dealer's license plates issued to the applicant by the state.
   No such license emblem shall be used on any motor vehicle rented by such manufacturer or dealer, or on any vehicle used to transport persons or property for hire, or on any vehicle unless such vehicle is operated under a dealer's license issued by the State of Illinois and to which both state license plates are attached.
(Prior code § 29-13; Amend Coun. J. 5-9-84, p. 6280; Amend Coun. J. 11-22-91, p. 9188; 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, § 3.5; Amend Coun. J. 11-13-07, p. 15814, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 12-12-07, p. 16793, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-11, p. 13798, Art. I, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 3-5-14, p. 75830, § 4)