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(a) Any person who shall take, destroy, remove or obliterate any wheel tax license emblem provided for in this chapter, without the consent of the owner of the vehicle, shall be fined not less than $25.00 nor more than $200.00 for each offense. Every such wrongful destruction, obliteration or removal of such wheel tax license emblem from any vehicle shall be considered a separate offense.
(b) Any person who fails to pay the wheel tax license fee imposed by this chapter or to display the wheel tax license emblem as required by this chapter shall be fined the vehicle-weight-based amount applicable to a violation of Section 9-64-125 for failure to display the wheel tax license emblem.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder, where the penalty is not otherwise herein provided for, shall be fined not less than $5.00 nor more than $100.00 for each offense. A separate and distinct offense shall be considered as committed for each and every day any vehicle is used upon the public ways of the city without having procured a license and without having complied with the provisions of this chapter. There shall be a presumption that a vehicle in a location that is accessible only from the public way has been used upon the public way to arrive at such location.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, persons who reside in the city, register their motor vehicle at a location outside the city and fail to pay the license tax fee imposed by this chapter shall be fined not less than $300.00 nor more than $1,000.00.
(Prior code § 29-17; Amend Coun. J. 2-4-92, p. 12811; Amend Coun. J. 11-10-94, p. 59125; Amend Coun. J. 7-9-03, p. 3280, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 12-12-07, p. 16793, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 7-28-11, p. 5048, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-11, p. 13798, Art. I, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-11, p. 14596, Art. IV, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 2-15-12, p. 20533, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 4-10-13, p. 51189, § 9; Amend Coun. J. 4-30-14, p. 79724, § 2)