(a) No person shall operate a bicycle upon any street, alley, or public place of this City unless such bicycle is registered as hereinafter provided and properly displays a decalcomania print; provided, however, that a nonresident temporarily in the City may secure from the Chief of Police a permit to use a bicycle for a period not exceeding seven (7) days.
(b) Bicycle registration certificates shall be issued by the Chief of Police but only after ascertaining that the bicycle desired to be registered is in good mechanical condition and carries the equipment required under this ordinance. The fee for such registration shall be as specified in Chapter 26 of this Code.
(c) The application of registration hereunder shall be on a form furnished by the Chief of Police. Said application shall be in triplicate and when signed by the Chief of Police shall constitute a certificate of registration, one copy of which shall be given to and retained by the applicant. The Chief of Police shall also furnish a decalcomania print which shall be securely attached to the bicycle to a conspicuous place on the frame. The decalcomania must be displayed on the registered bicycle at all times, and shall not be used on, or transferred to any other bicycle than that for which it was issued.
(d) Any person who sells or transfers ownership to any bicycle shall report such sale or transfer by returning to the Chief of Police the registration card issued therefor, together with the name and address of the person to whom such bicycle was sold or transferred. Such report shall be made within five days from the date of the sale or transfer. It shall be the duty of the purchaser or transferee to apply for transfer or registration thereof within seven (7) days after the sale or transfer. The transfer of registration shall bear a fee as specified in Chapter 26 of this Code and be upon the condition that the bicycle is in good mechanical condition and carries equipment required under this ordinance.
(e) No person shall willfully or maliciously remove, destroy, mutilate or alter the frame number or manufacturer’s serial number, or the decalcomania print issued under this article.
(f) Duplicate decalcomania print shall be issued by the Chief of Police in event the decalcomania print is lost, defaced or destroyed, upon the payment of the sum of $0.25.
(g) In event any bicycle does not possess a trade number of manufacturer’s serial number, the Chief of Police may stamp an identifying frame number thereon.
(Ord. 894, passed 1-5-1950; Ord. 1398, passed 9-30-1957)