(A)   The person in whose name a vehicle is registered at the time of the violation shall be absolutely responsible for all fines, fees and penalties. It shall be no defense that the vehicle was illegally parked by someone other than the registered owner, unless it is shown that at the time of the violation the vehicle was stolen and not in the possession of the registered owner.
   (B)   An owner of a vehicle who is engaged in the business of renting or leasing vehicles under a written rental or leasing agreement shall not be liable for parking fines and penalties imposed under this chapter on such rented or leased vehicles, if within fifteen (15) days after receiving notice of the parking violation, the lessor provides to the Police Department the true name, address and driver's license number of the person in possession of the vehicle at the time of the issuance of the citation. A lessor who fails to comply shall be treated as any other owner.
(Ord. 2014-1631, passed 1-23-14; Am. Ord. 2017-1732, passed 4-27-17)