Skip to code content (skip section selection)
(A) Liability for payment.
(1) Under authority of Fla. Stat. Chapter 316, as amended from time to time, and other applicable laws, the owner of the vehicle is responsible and liable for payment of any parking violation citation or notice to appear under this chapter unless the owner can furnish evidence that the vehicle was, at the time of the parking violation, in the care, custody or control of another person. In such instances the owner of the vehicle is required, within five (5) days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, after notification of the parking violation, to furnish to the Chief of Police the name and address of the person who leased, rented or otherwise had the care, custody or control of the vehicle.
(2) The owner of a vehicle is not responsible for parking violation citations if the vehicle involved was at the time stolen or in the care, custody or control of some person who did not have permission of the owner to use the vehicle. Prima facie evidence that the vehicle involved was at the time stolen or in the care, custody or control of some person who did not have permission of the owner to use the vehicle, shall be in the form of a report from an appropriate law enforcement official that the vehicle was not under the care, custody or control of the owner of the vehicle.
(B) Penalty for nonpayment. After adjudication of guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction or a written plea of guilty to any violation in this chapter it shall be a separate violation for any person to fail or refuse to pay the required fine.
(Ord. 2007-23, passed 4-5-07)